Honor and shame
Submitted by John MacArthur, Feb 22, 2017 16:07
I quite agree - the perception that it is dishonorable to blaspheme the Qu'ran for example is ingrained in Muslim thinking. I spent many years in the Gulf and the only unforgivable transgression for a foreigner was any and all slights against the book, the prophet or the law. We kept our heads down and kept silent since there really was no such thing as free speech and public disagreement, specifically disavowal of Islam, was punishable with extreme prejudice.
The fact that Muslims tend to resort to violence when their honor is threatened was evident in the many street fights for real or imagined insults - hence my remark about children.
So, because the Islamic worldview is thus so radically different to Western norms, one has to ask whether they are emotionally competent to tolerate a host culture and assimilate into it at all.
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