69 million page views

What about murder?

Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?

Submitted by A6 (United States), Jun 30, 2013 at 14:38

Dr. Pipes, I deeply regret that I find you argument unpersuasive.

It is a matter of record you recite that "reformist Muslims" have not been able, despite intense effort over a long time, to "develop an alternative vision of Islam and explanation for what it means to be a Muslim"--still less a widely persuasive alternative vision. This experiment has been run.

And even if the vision were widely shared, and established (likely by a revolution) in some country, wouldn't be extremely likely to be undermined by the games revolutionary statesmen play?

Isn't this like waiting for the benign version of Communism to emerge?

Further, what is going to protect these "reformist Muslims" from slaughter by more orthodox Muslims (or, if you insist on the term, Islamists)?

Submitting....

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: © 1968-2024 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.)