|Maybe Islamic fundamentalism has a fatal flaw that will result in fundamentalism causing it's own destruction.
What I see is that fundamentalism cannot deliver what it promises.
- fundamentalism cannot bring people closer to Allah.
- fundamentalism cannot improve the relationship that exists between
a Muslim and Allah.
- fundamentalism cannot deepen a Muslim's understamding of Islam
- fundamentalism doesn't make you a better Muslim
As a non Muslim I see fundamentalists contineously breaking their own Islamic laws to ensure fundamentalisms survival. To put it in another way: "Fundamentalism cannot survive if it adheres to Islamic laws".
Imagine fundamentalists keeping to rules like:
- No attacking mosques [rule broken repeatedly in Iraq]
- No sanctioning prostitution by arranging marriages for 1 hour [rule broken repeatedly in Iran]
- No killing of innocents (Non-combatants i.e. Women, children, monks) [rule broken repeatedly by terrorism] [rule broken repeatedly bey terrorism against fellow Muslims]
- No wanton desctruction of livestock, animals, orchards, trees and wells.
- No mutilation of dead bodies. [rule broken repeatedly]
- No killing of child, woman or aged men. [rule broken repeatedly
everywhere (also against Muslims)]
- Bring no harm to the trees, nor burn them with fire, especially
those which are fruitful. [rules out bioterror against US crops]
- Slay not any of the enemy's flock, save for your food. [rules out bioterror against US livestock]
- You are likely to pass by people who have devoted their lives to
monastic services; leave them alone. [rule broken repeatedly (also
against Muslim clerics)]
- No Muslims fighting Jihad under the age of 15 [note the existance of Palestinian combattants under the age of 15 (not much but still)]
Then there is the use of child soldiers by Iran in the Iran Iraq war
The Middle East is another area where child soldiers have become an integral part of the fighting. Children today are engaged in fighting in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Iran (as part of rebel groups now fighting against the regime), Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Tajikistan,
and Yemen. These include children younger than 15 serving in a number of radical Islamic groups. Young teens are also at the center of fighting in Palestine, making up as much as 70 percent of the participants in the intifada. The first modern use of child soldiers in the region was actually during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. Iranian law, based on the Koranic sharia, had forbid the recruitment of children under 16 into the armed forces. However, a few years into the fighting, the regime began to falter in its war with its neighbor, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. So it chose to ignore its own laws, and in 1984, Iranian President Ali-Akbar Rafsanjani declared that “all Iranians from 12 to 72 should volunteer for the Holy War.”
The main thing that sells fundamentalism is that people will be better Muslims, but the moment fundamentalism allows people to become better Muslims it will destroy itself, because it contradicts rule violations that allow fundamentalism to exist in the 1st place.