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Submitted by avi (United States), Mar 30, 2014 at 14:07

Yes, there is always a way to compromise, modernize, change and reform religions - where there is a WILL to do that. Hopefully the "quiet majority" in Islam will bring about it.

It needs to be noted that in Judaism and christianity there is nowhere, as far as I know, a definition of "who is a Jew" or "who is a Christian", therefore not fulfilling one of the 613 rules/laws/ MITZVOT (like: Leviticus 20:13 states that "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death." ) in Judaism, or some customs and rules in Christianity, does not cancels a person's right to be defined as Christian or Jewish or be excommunicated. This is not the case in Islam that requires full acceptance and implementation of the Sharia (Koran and Hadith as well). Being a Muslim, therefore, is per definition, full implementation of the Muslim law and in some instances, as we witnessed lately, in some muslim countries even killed or stoned.

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Some extremist Muslims agree with your interpretation here but the great majority do no.

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