When I read the works of Henri Lammens , and his articles about the history of islam and how the religion was born , I felt I was reading a very high Scholarship from Catholics on islam , that even muslims themselves fear from dealing with , yet the church now days don’t want to speak the truth loudly about islam , they don’t want scholarship on islam but they want muslim scholarship !,that is repeating what muslims say about their religion rather then investigating it’s origins . they even stop Lammens Biography about Muhammad from being released , because it would be very embracing to the muslims, that islam was not ‘’ born in the full light of history ‘’ , but stands on a very shaky foundation .
Another Catholic Scholar is the famous alphonse mingana , who was the first to recognize the Syriac words influence on the quran , and his theory was picked up later by the famous Christoph Luxenberg ( who wrote a book by the name of The Syro-aramic reading of the koran ) . and professor Gabriel Sawma who wrote ( The Quran Misinterpreted, Mistranslated, and Misread) . where they show that the old quranic manuscripts can be read in Syriac . some of their work was so great , that it can turn islam doctrines up-side down . and this help us to see how islam came into existence. rather then reading pseudo-history written 100s of years later by muslims
on the other hand , there are Catholics who bow down to the Saudi money ,and defend islam like John Esposito , who blamed america for 9/11 ! and who wrote later ‘’ contrary to what some object to implementation of islam law or involvement of islamic activists in government’’ !!
I even , talked to a Catholic who left his religion for islam , and who was quoting this man to show me that islam is good and nice !
There are no signs that the church leaders are going to support more islamic studies , like they did before . rather , it’s possible we will see more john Esposito types in Europe and America. a type that will not encourge me as a muslim to embrace Catholicism but to stay in my religion!
my question is , when will the church go back on the right track and stop sacrificing reason and studies on islam ,and abandon multiculturalism and false ecumenism ! how is it that Catholic Scholars used to give us a strong studies on islam , and now strongest that we got are people like Esposito !