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Islamic Reformation overdue

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Submitted by Tim Fairless (United Kingdom), Jun 15, 2013 at 18:26

It took over a millenium for an absolutist, reactionary christian clerical domination of western Europe to create the conditions in which the reformists found a strong enough voice to demand a viable alternative to the established orthodoxy of the Roman catholic church. Perhaps the emergence of a similarly dogmatic, repressive, politicised islam (islamism) in the 20th century will create the conditions which bring about similar forces for reform from 'moderate' muslims.

I wonder how long it will be before a disenchanted muslim equivalent of Luther nails a rebellious treatise to the doors of the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem? Can't come soon enough for me!

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