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The Islamic pendulum

Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?

Submitted by Peter Chew (United States), Jul 2, 2013 at 11:35

Thoughtful analysis as always. However:

"The Islamists are on the march today, but their ascendance is recent and offers no guarantees of longevity."

Yes, all things change, interpretations change. But by the same token we can argue that moderate Islam is *not* the solution. Get moderate Islam on the ascendancy, and by the argument that "interpretations of the sacred texts are always in flux", it will be only a matter of time until Islamism is on the march again!


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