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Keeping the Big Picture in Sight - Reforming the Hadiths

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Submitted by Richard B. (Canada), May 22, 2008 at 00:07

I found this article piqued my interest though probably not for the same reason that Mr. Pipes found it interesting. I'm a hawk when it comes to Islam - Mr. Pipes is clearly dovish in his approach. I have stated before that Islam's rigidity which gives it its strength is the very thing that guarantees its failure.

Simply stated, false systems of worship cannot and will not stand up to the light of scrutiny. So do I support this? Absolutely! The Turkish gov't may be trying to get Wahhabism in through the back door but I suspect the end result will be the opposite: Muslims putting Islam under the microscope whilst simultaneously debating in a public forum the pros and cons of their religion. Again, we are not hoping for a Islamic renewal here. God forbid! No, we pray instead for a crisis of faith in the Muslim world that will bring them to their knees. This hadith project is by no means the be all and end all. But it may be the beginning of the end of a most brutal and unforgiving religion that keeps billions in spiritual darkness.

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