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It'll never work...

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Submitted by Mark (United States), Apr 14, 2003 at 12:20

Mr. Pipes:

I don't think this will work any more than the U.S. government trying to "promote a modern, moderate, good-neighborly version" of fundamental Christianity and then expecting fundamental Christians adopt it on their own. There are many other interpretations of Christianity and Fundamentalists are free to adopt them, but they don't. Why would "Islamists" adopt a version of their religion they don't believe in?

Trying to get "Islamists" to adopt a more liberal version of the Qur'an would be like trying to get fundamental Christians to deny their belief that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to life everlasting. It is not like trying to get a consumer to switch from Crest to Colgate toothpaste.

It is a matter of faith and belief, not Madison Avenue.
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