ONE THING that always puzzles people in the West is why we allow mosques to proliferate in our own liberal democracies when Islamic countries forbid the establishment of churches, and the spread of other faiths in theirs.
The answer’s simple, according to simpleton – pardon – prominent Muslim commentator Dr Zakir Naik:
In our country we cannot allow preaching of other religions because we know for sure that only Islam is the right religion â€¦Â Non-Muslims are no doubt experts in science and technology but in matters of religion we are the experts.
So how far does this expertise stretch?
On the website Islamic Voice Dr Naik provides an answer to the following question:
Science tells us that whatever one eats has an effect on one’s behaviour. Why does then Islam allow Muslims to eat non-vegetarian food, since eating of animals could make a person violent?
Replied Dr Naik, a doctor of medicine, by the way, and President of the Islamic Research Foundation:
Only eating of herbivorous animals is allowed by Islam. I agree that, what a person eats has an effect on his behaviour. This is one of the reasons why Islam prohibits the eating of carnivorous animals like lions, tigers, leopards, etc who are violent and ferocious. The consumption of the meat of such animals would probably make a person violent and ferocious.
Unless, of course, they got eaten first.
Dr Naik elaborates:
Islam only allows the eating of herbivorous animals like goats, cattle, sheep, etcÂ that are peaceful and docile. We Muslims eat peaceful and docile animals because we are peace-loving and non-violent people.
Shame on you for snorting derisively!
But back to the Religion of Truth. Watch Dr Naik explain how, by propagating Islam in non-Muslim countries, people like him are doing nothing more sinister than to “lead us to the right path of Islam” where, no doubt, we can take a multiplicity of wives, bundle them in burqas, and beat them if they ever dished us up a tiger casserole.