It carries many of the same faults that Christianity and Judaism had (and still does to some degree). That of superstition and irrationality. It does have some good aspetcs, from memory I think it does a lot for orphans. However it still preaches, in the Korn and Hadith, that homosexuals should be killed, women arent as equal as men and inequality in regards to "people of the book" i.e. Christianity and Jews (you could count other religions as well) as well as stoning and lashes for adulterers
As for the founder of this religion, i dont really see what is all that moral about him. We all know about the fact that he slept with a nine year old girl and if he was alive today he would be regarded as a pedophile. He also engaged in a lot of wars during his life, in many ways he comes across as just a politician and a genral
So as I said, it does have some good points but I dont think that means we can just gloss over the brutal aspects of it. If Islam was abandoned tomorow I wouldnt really shed a tear
I must say I think its good we are having this discussion, seems that the genral consensus in our time is to keep quiet about Islam, probably due to the fact that when one criticise it they get labelled a "racist", as if an attack on an ideology was the same as a racist attack on a "race".
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