Deism is opposed to all forms of superstition. The reason we haven't focused on Islam and Judaism as much as Christianity is because in the US and other Western countries Christianity is dominant. However, with the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we will now cover Judaism and Islam more thoroughly. The ignorant superstitions of all three Abrahamic "revealed"* religions are largely to blame for the violent attacks.
The "revealed" religion of Islam is full of absurdities. It's alleged "holy" book, the Koran, or Qur'an, is said to have been told directly from God, or Allah, to the angel Gabriel who then whispered Allah's "revelation" into the ear of Muhammad. Using the angel Gabriel shows the Koran has its roots in the Jewish superstitions of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the Christian myths of the New Testament. Mohamed Raza M. Dungersi, Ph.D, who wrote the preface to the Koran for Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc., makes it clear the Koran and Islam are built on the older absurd myths of Judaism and Christianity when he writes in the preface, "As the Final Divine Revelation, incorporating and subsequently codifying all the earlier Revelations . . ."
Despite what the politicians and many theologians claim, Islam is not a "peaceful" religion that was hijacked by the terrorists. Islam openly encourages and demands violence against non-believers. A good example is Surah 9:29 which reads, "Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection."
The above quote from the Koran sums up what the beliefs of Muslims are - and it demonstrates that Islam is NOT a peaceful religion!
The politicians and theologians need to learn more about Islam! This insane superstition has this to say about those who openly oppose the Muslims. It can be found in the Koran at Surah 5:33. "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement."
Why many politicians and clergy continue to pretend that Islam is a good peaceful religion is incomprehensible! The "holy" book of Islam itself proves without doubt that the politicians and clergy are wrong!
In addition to being a violence loving system of mythology, Islam, like the other "revealed" religions, holds women in contempt and portrays them as second class citizens. The Koran, at Surah 4:34 says,
"Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great."
Since many politicians and clergy say Islam is a good thing, does that mean they agree with its demand to "beat" women???
* Here is our definition of "revelation/revealed" from our Deism Glossary: Revelation: The act of revealing or of making known. In the religious sense, revelation usually means divine revelation. This is meaningless, since revelation can only be revelation in the first instance. For example, if God revealed something to me, that would be a divine revelation to me. If I then told someone else what God told me it would be mere hearsay to the person I tell. If that person believed what I said, they would not be putting their trust in God, but in me, believing what I told them was actually true.