1-"Although Islam considers itself the "religion of Abraham" it is nevertheless true that (a) it claimed independence from both Judaism and Christianity"
The three main religions actually are offshoots of the same one religion, "Submission", the creed of Abraham. What happened is that eventhough each was just a stage in a continous message culminating in Muhammaad and Quran, each of them was caught in a state of arrested development, in which it claimed to be the "best", "complete", "chosen" religion, which is ofcourse not true, Satan wants to devide and rule.
2-"(b) the Kaaba, with its symbolism of the center, is a pre-Islamic location and has even older origins that cannot be dated accurately"
The shrine of God at Mecca was built by Abraham and his son Ismail according to God's instructions, it was to serve as a focal point, gathering all humanity around one center, one god. However as i said before all the three main religions disregarded it, even "Islam", since they have built another shrine for Muhammad (at Medina) which is a flagrant act of idol-worship (setting up partners with the one creator), the king of Saudi Arabia is even called, "the servant of the two holy mosques", when in Quran God mentiones only one!
3-"(c) in the esoteric Islam tradition, the main reference point is al-Khadir, a popular figure conceived as superior to an pre-dating the biblical prophets (Koran 18:59-81)."
There is no "esoteric" aspect of "Submission". The religion is clear and simple, what i believe to had happened, is that Satan divided the "Muslims" into "Sufis" and "Sunni. Wahabbi. Shi'a", all of them are fighting!. Sufis say "AlKhidr" whom Moses asked to teach him, is the first "Sufi" who is "BETTER" than the prophets, while the "Sunni" say Muhammad is the "BEST" prophet, the Shi'a say "Ali" (Muhammad's cousin) is the "BEST" !?, again (God+ an idol), the human factor is what corrupted the one religion into different disputing religions, (Judaism-Talmudic Rabbis, Christianity-Jesus, Sufi-saints, Sunni-Muhammad, Shi'a-Ali+Hussayn+saints).
Submission is clear and simple, God alone. No mysteries at all.
4-"In early Islam the only form of asceticism was action, that is, jihad, or "holy war"; this type of war, at least theoretically, should never be interrupted until the full consolidation of the divine Law has been achieved"
In Submission, there is no form of asceticism, or even "holy war"!. This idea crept into "Submission" after Muhammad, Jihad mentioned in Quran means "to strive", to resist temptations, to say No to your sinful lusts..etc.
The Jihadists in order to satisfy their violent nature, used the unauthorized "Hadith" books to justify their evil acts. However in Quran war is allowed only in two cases, self defense or to eliminate oppression, along with strict warnings against agression, only equitable requital is allowed.
5-"Finally, Islam presents a traditional completeness, since the shariah and the sunna, that is, the exoteric law and tradition, have their complement not in vague mysticism, but in full-fledged initiatory organizations (turuq) that are categorized by an esoteric teaching (tawil) and by the metaphysical doctrine of the Supreme Identity (tawhid)."
These are but satanic inovations, same like the Talmoud that Satan developed to rival God's word (Torah), he authored these books and developed the many ways (Turuq) to devide the one religion and then rule over the strayers. In Submission though we have only one law, elucidated in Quran, the final testament to all humanity, the book that ironically has been abandoned en mass by the "muslims" in favor of "Hadith".
6-"In these organizations, and in general in the shia, the recurrent notions of the masum, of the double perogative of the isma (doctrinal infallibility), and of the impossibility of being stained by any sin (which is the perogative of the leaders, the visible and invisible Imams and the mujtahid),"
Just reflect on the above for a minute! who invented the idea of a "superior" race ? none but Satan. in Submission, all creatures are equal. Making distinction between God's prophets (saints..etc) is against the very idea of "God alone", since it raises some of God's creation into a level rivaling Him.
Ultimately we are all humans, even Jesus, Muhammad and Mary, nobody is infallible. The idea of "infallibility" comes from Satan in his way to dupe us to idolize mere mortals and distract us from God.
[2:136] Say, "We believe in GOD, and in what was sent down to us, and in what was sent down to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses and Jesus, and all the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them. To Him alone we are submitters."
7-"Finally, Islam presents a traditional completeness, since the shariah and the sunna, that is, the exoteric law and tradition"
Here lies the whole problem with the modern "Islam" which has been subverted to a great extent. Submission has only one source of law, which is Quran, the updated final version of the scripture (previous versions were the Torah and the Gospels). The book has a built in miracle
that guards every letter against being distorted.
[6:114] Shall I seek other than GOD as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? Those who received the scripture recognize that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.
The "muslims" unfortunately have accepted a second source of law in clear opposition to God and His Quran. The above verse alone is enough to refute the thousands of pages called "Hadith", the source of all evil in the Islamic world.
Oneday soon God willing, the Satanic dogma of Talmoud, Christian traditions, Hadith, Sufi books, will vanish and God's final word, Quran will take over.
[9:33] He is the One who sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, and will make it dominate all religions, in spite of the idol worshipers.