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Can we keep it simple?

Reader comment on item: [The Issue of Compulsion in Religion:] Islam is What Its Followers Make of It

Submitted by Robert M. Armstrong (United States), Sep 30, 2004 at 11:01

Since there is no central authority in Islam which can establish official dogma, Muslims are free to interprete the Koran and Hadilth anyway they want. The practice of "proof-texting" is rampant. It is best to assume anything said about Islam by any Muslim reflects nothing more than the speaker's personal opinion. In this sense the greatest internal enemy we have is the practice of "KISS", keep it simple stupid. There is nothing simple about Islam. We attempt to keep it simple at our peril.
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