Future doesn’t belong to ‘aggressive’ Islam: Dutch bishop

Islam won’t dominate the future because it is too aggressive, Archbishop Martinus Muskens of Breda has claimed.

In the quarterly magazine of Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Roman Catholic bishop writes: “I saw early on that there was a lot of aggression in there (Islam)”. Islam, he said, must contemplate on the violent aspects of its tradition.

Muskens lived in Indonesia for many years and studied Muslims closely. “If this faith does not find an adequate answer to the question whether violence is part of its essence, this religion has little future.”

Expatica, 30 June 2005