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Explaining why it's hard for an Islamist be a moderate

Reader comment on item: Is Sisi Islam's Long-Awaited Reformer?

Submitted by Steve Chambers (United States), Jan 22, 2015 at 13:36

Several friends wrote me after Egypt's President al-Sisi's comments and expressed delight that he lectured a group of top clerics about the need to moderate Islam. I responded that I had my reservations that there was really much substance to this - even if al-Sisi survived any attempt actually to implement such an agenda.

Dr. Pipes's column explains well the causes for my reservations. I shared his view before I saw it.


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