Islam is in dire need for deeply rooted metamorphosis to adapt to a world far different from the one we remain adherent to in the 7th Century. I hold hope in the fact that many Muslims and organizations in different parts of the world are working tirelessly to live either the Islam they hoped would become or adapting to a new interpretive nature,
Many believe though that Islam has been sealed under lock and key and that any hope for change are simpleton ideas by good-natured and well-intentioned Muslims.
Who will be right or who will be wrong opens the doors to many “what if” questions Muslims should consider often.
One of those questions we should ponder is what if there were 1.5 Billion Jews in the world and only 15 million Muslims”.
Just imagine the possibilities and the different world we would be living in today. It is a complicated question that many may see differently, but this is what I see.
For a starter, Hitler would never have made it past the Jungsturm and Jugendbund (Hitler Youth) formation stage. The population-at-large in Germany would have curtailed his rise.
Israel borders would begin at the Atlantic Ocean in Morocco and end in South East Asia.
The world would roughly witness about 150 more Einsteins, which means we would be building our first space observatory and colony on Mars today.
Jews would really be in control of the media, Hollywood, banking, and all conspiracies, not just being accused of it.
Theodor Herzl would be just another Jew and Obama would be the seventh black President of the United States of America.
Women citizens would have had their full rights emancipated roughly about the same time our Prophet Mohammad was born, which would have meant Alexander Hamilton and James Madison could have been Alexandra Hamilton and Jane Madison.
Muslims would all be living around Makah and Medina but without the need to defend their borders from the Jews, or worrying the Jews would want to occupy Makah and throw them to the Sahara.
Muslims would gain immensely more knowledge and even some of their scientists would be on Mars working side-by-side with the Jewish scientists.
To survive, Muslims would need not to always be on the defensive because the Jews would have protected them from any harm.
Islam would be a different religion based totally on the Jewish faith instead of partially developed to hate the Jewish faith for not converting to Islam.
The al-Aqsa Mosque would have been built side-by-side with the Solomon Temple, not on top of it.
We would know who wrote a Thousand and One Nights.
Sulman Rushdie would have been honored in Makah instead of hiding in Europe.
Al-Qaeda would be a girl’s scout movement distributing Baklava to Muslim homeless.
Hezbollah would be a company selling Turbans and the largest franchise owner of barbershops specializing in shaving beards.
Hamas would own the largest grocery stores in the biggest country in the world Israel.
Could Muslims turn matters around?
Sure, but we must start with the basics by implementing some of the matters the Jews would have if they numbered 1.5 billion people.
For those offended by my post, please know that political correctness is a dangerous concept I don’t subject my pen to.
And as I enjoy my freedom of expression, so should you too.