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Some Signs Of Hope, Perhaps

Reader comment on item: Saudis Bristle at Obama's Outreach to Iran
in response to reader comment: Atheists in Saudi Arabia!

Submitted by yonason (United States), Jan 27, 2015 at 12:18

"...may be Dr Pipes is correct that Muslims will fix Islam and no one can do it for them and the outcome will be a more tolerant islam."

While I disagree that Islam is fixable, I do agree that in the event I'm wrong the only way it could be fixed (which would include a patch rendering Shia, Sunni, Sufi (& other?) Islam compatible) is for Muslims to do it themselves.

Unfortunately, the only way I can see it being done is to scrap Islam entirely and start from scratch: not an easy task, especially since even positive reform has never been pulled off before.

  • Judaism doesn't need it.
  • Christianity hasn't succeeded in doing more than fragmenting itself and in some ways becoming worse.
  • Islam fragmented early, which we should all be thankful for, imo.

Still, your observations are encouraging. Whether those individuals will be able to reform Islam, though, or they will opt to just leave it as endangered passengers would a sinking ship, remains to be seen.

Thanks again.


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