Of course questions like the existence of God (the premis of scripture you alluded to) is open for debate and is discussed by much more learned minds than ourselves, but my statement is in relation to the often implied or directly suggested idea that Islam in its' state is problematic to our society.This is a big subject to get into, but that's quite a statement. As an atheist I would personally argue that pretty much all religious texts are based on a flawed premise. That is not to single out Islam in particular though. That being said, I don't go around saying that to people of faiths, because 99% of people are perfectly reasonable and fine, and I'm not fussed if someone chooses to believe something that I don't, as long as it doesn't have a real impact on me, and I'm certainly not intelligent enough to find the answers. In general I think it is clearly the extremist element that needs to be combatted. There is a poem that I quite like by the mathemetician and poet (among other things) Omar Khayyam, and often think of when you see extremists claiming some form of moral authority. From memory, so apologies.
''And do you think that unto such as you
a maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew
God gave a secret, and denied it me?
Well, well - what matters it? Believe that too!"
I respect and appreciate the part in bold.
I again highly recommend the vid in my previous post which compares the basis of liberal ideals to traditional Islamic ones.
Human rights and liberal contractariansm
Social contract with sovereign leader/government and moral possibilities
Apostasy and treason
Liberalism as religion