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Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?

Submitted by Katyayan Seraph (India), Jul 2, 2013 at 06:13

Daniel,

While most of the article makes eminent sense, so much so that the wisdom of your arguments is self-evident, you have erred in including Shah Waliullah as an exemplar of enlightened thinking.

By all historical accounts, he was a bigot and a fundamentalist who had nothing but hatred towards the non-Moslems (i.e. Hindus) under Islamic rule in India.

Best.....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Read before you write. Nowhere did I say anything about Shah Waliullah except that he is important. I did not say he is enlightened.

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