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in response to reader comment: Unbelievable - a muslim voice for reformation of Islam?

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), May 7, 2012 at 03:11

Good link.... but note this guy's very special circumstance - brought up in a liberal Western society and heavily influenced by a very secular grandfather.

"Islam should come to this completely new lucidity in which to understand that it must reinvent a spiritual culture from the ashes of the material death of its traditions. But, another important problem, it can not do by itself and for itself: today it would serve no purpose to establish an "Islamic humanism" next to a "Western humanism" or "Buddhist humanism." If the tomorrow of the twenty-first century is spiritual, this will not occur in separate modalities between the different religions and worldviews, but on the basis of a common faith in man. To be found together. "

So how do the rank and file non-Western muslims begin to accept that Islam is not after all 'supreme amongst all religions". This is what their scripture says. And if one part of their scripture is wrong - then it's open slather for them on questioning the whole edifice (which is a great thing from our perspective) - so then - why would they remain muslims at all? Who in their right mind would be remain if they didn't have to/weren't expected to?

Bottom line is - it's good to see. I'll be curious how much traction he gets - or do we see news of his demise at the hands of true believers who already know what blasphemy this man is committing.

Submitting....

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