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Islam doctrine too ingrained to change

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Submitted by Bridget (France), Apr 17, 2014 at 16:39

I fully agree with this assessment, 'Moderate' Muslim family members have taught me the same lesson. Islam will never change, as its doctrines are fundamental to its existence. If you take away, change or abrogate all these doctrines that David Pipes lists, what will be left of Islam? Not much.

Islam as a religion is based on inequality and rejection and hatred of non-muslims, and these doctrines are at the heart of what it means to be a 'good Muslim'. And as the Word of their god Allah and his prophet, they are untouchable.

There may be a few enlightened individuals wanting to 'modernize' their religion, but any attempt to do so is doomed to fail. The bodies controlling Islamic teachings will never allow for this.

Besides, can anyone see these teachings being replaced by love, forgiveness and Western values? As sad as it is, Ibrahim is right.

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