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Does the interpretation become the religion?

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Submitted by Paul Kaplan (United States), Aug 26, 2002 at 13:28

Hello Dr. Pipes

... You state that "Islam itself is not the problem. It is the interpretation of Islam today that is the problem." Isn't it true that if enough adherents of a religion have a common interpretation, then that interpretation becomes the religion? ...

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