The savage barbarity of the Islamic State, comparable only to the barbarity of other Islamic states like Saudi Arabia, shocks the world. Critics and apologists of Islam alike are calling for an overdue Reformation to civilize the religion much the same way as Protestantism is seen to have done to Christianity. But reformers seem unable to bring Islam out of the 7th century, and I would wager this is because Islam is forever locked in place, not just to a point in time, but also to a point on the map. The biggest problem with Islam is that nothing in its teachings or practices should have justified it becoming a global world religion in the first place.
1. The world is a circle.
Three to five times a day, Muslims all over the world are supposed to pray facing the Ka’aba in Mecca. Originally this was…
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