Pat Condell is an atheist, who makes factually accurate and acerbicly witty videos about Islam and its threat to the West which can be found at YouTube. In one of his latest he tells us that he finally read the Koran to find that there is a sura saying something like (I paraphrase) "You have your religion and I have mine". On the strength of that, after three years and 65 of angry videos, he states at 5:32 that Islam "could have been beautiful" weren't it for those evil "Islamic scholars". If any Muslim would only read the Koran "what a different and vibrant religion it might be".
I am sorry that Condell has lost my respect, sorry for myself, that is, because it doesn't matter to him, even if he knew. It was my mistake to think here we have an atheist who is not intellectually, morally and ethically corrupt. If he was brought up as a Catholic, as he tells us, he is bound to have read the New Testament, but obviously, the many passages there that would have told him about the INHERENT, if not always practised, beauty of the Christian faith escaped his attention. Why?
How can he believe "scholars" have "twisted" Islam into what it is. Why did he overlook all the violent content in the Koran, yet cherrypicked one, seemingly tolerant, passage. How is it possible that "something ... could have been beautiful" that was created by a rapist, child molester and murderer. How can Pat Condell, with all his shrewd analysis, use the cliché of the many peaceful Muslims who have been betrayed by radical Islam?
I haven't read "Mein Kampf". I tried to, but it bored and embarrassed me, and as I don't think one can learn anything from it (the mechanisms of the Nazi movement are quite clear and well researched) and as I don't share the average German's fascination with The Beloved Führer, I haven't to this day. However, I am perfectly sure that there will be the odd short passage that, taken out of context, makes good advice. Now what about cherrypicking that, to then state that National Socialism "could have been beneficial" weren't it for those evil "Nazi party people". If any German had only read "Mein Kampf", "what a different and vibrant society Germany might have been".
Far fetched? But no! Different of Mohammed, Hitler didn't even set out as a murderer already (in fact he never personally killed anybody).The comparison is perfectly apt and reveals the entire madness, not just of Condell, but of all the "many peaceful Muslims who are being betrayed by Islamism" delusionists.