69 million page views

going for 'moderate' is too moderate

Reader comment on item: Americans Wake Up to Islamism

Submitted by myth (Germany), Sep 16, 2010 at 05:55

Going for 'moderate' is too moderate. 'reformed islam' ? No, the islamists claim to be the reformers already, 'real islam' ? No, that's what the terrorists act out. So how about 'new islam' ? The 'new islam' would reject the idea of sharia completely, not what is part of the sharia but the whole idea of telling people what to do. The 'new islam' would relegate the hadith to a historical record. It would understand that the lack of separation between church and state in islam is not the problem. What is the problem is the separation of common sense and religion in islam. It is like making a 'new' car, not just some small design upgrade and emission improvements. Sure there must be the qran under the hood, it needs the muslims as wheels to keep it rolling. But looking at the reality of the muslim life today, it would no longer have the sharia-navigation system. Instead of the blacked-out on the inside windshield new islam would allow the driver to look outside and see and drive for him or herself. A 'new islam' would also alter the way muslims pray in mosques, those mosques would be different, in order to make it visible that new islam is different, that it would never go back. A 'new islam' needs to be very political for it has a political enemy, islamism that is. Mere moderation cannot win.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)