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I Disagree - This Is Just Wishful Thinking

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Submitted by CA (United States), Feb 7, 2011 at 21:55

Clearly Islam as it is conceived at most if not all major centers of Islamic instructions is totally at odds with Western forms of democratic government and its freedoms by virtue of its horrible dogmas & punishments. Dr. Pipes is only suggesting that Islam can be reformed and that the reformed versions would be compatible. But this is too hard for Islam since the objectionable texts are too clear in the Koran and hadiths, so that as soon as some group starts claiming an alternate version of Islam as the one to follow, inevitably opponents, often militant and intimidating opponents will strenuously object pointing to the clear texts. The fundamentalist always win over the would be reformers (unless force is applied as with Ataturk, and even this is fading in Turkey). Furthermore the Muslim mind has already been closed long ago – see the book by Robert Reilly.

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