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Submitted by myth (Germany), Sep 16, 2010 at 05:55

Going for 'moderate' is too moderate. 'reformed islam' ? No, the islamists claim to be the reformers already, 'real islam' ? No, that's what the terrorists act out. So how about 'new islam' ? The 'new islam' would reject the idea of sharia completely, not what is part of the sharia but the whole idea of telling people what to do. The 'new islam' would relegate the hadith to a historical record. It would understand that the lack of separation between church and state in islam is not the problem. What is the problem is the separation of common sense and religion in islam. It is like making a 'new' car, not just some small design upgrade and emission improvements. Sure there must be the qran under the hood, it needs the muslims as wheels to keep it rolling. But looking at the reality of the muslim life today, it would no longer have the sharia-navigation system. Instead of the blacked-out on the inside windshield new islam would allow the driver to look outside and see and drive for him or herself. A 'new islam' would also alter the way muslims pray in mosques, those mosques would be different, in order to make it visible that new islam is different, that it would never go back. A 'new islam' needs to be very political for it has a political enemy, islamism that is. Mere moderation cannot win.

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