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Islamic reformation?

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Submitted by Fragonard, Px (United States), Sep 12, 2016 at 17:46

Do you think it's possible, Dr. Pipes, for an Islamic reformation? I think it might if religious leaders dropped their posture of Mohamed-worship and considered him a man corrupted by power. Consider the Jewish explanation of the loss of the Davidic kingdom to the sexual iniquities of David and the economic and religious iniquities of his son, Solomon. Do you know of anyone making headway in that direction?

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In theory, it's possible as Islam considers Muhammad to be a mere mortal. But the accretions of centuries have turned him into a demigod and there is no hint that I am aware of of the kind of critical approach that you are suggesting.

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