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Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), May 29, 2008 at 03:37

Probably all Islamic governments in history have kept or at least tried to keep a hand on the hadiths and on the imams and their speeches. But this is a special reform project, something exceptional, unique.

And if most, maybe all, religions contain elements of violence, none other than Islam has so much of it, so centrally and universally formulated, from such a high and direct divine authority, and so repeatedly sanctioned in the name of its god that all its classic schools of jurisprudence have instituted the same jihad, with only minor differences.

Of course, this is the past. But it tells us what the Koran inspires to its avid and faithful readers. And there never have been so many of them around than today...

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