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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)?


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