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Introducing: 1978- MAAJID NAWAZ, a Reforming Muslim

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Mar 23, 2016 at 13:19

Dear Daniel Pipes,

I searched your web site and found only one instance of this person's name - in a comment by another.
This person wrote a wonderful article here:

"Reform Muslims Stand Up To Take On the Ideology of Islamism"

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/23/reform-muslims-stand-up-to-take-on-the-ideology-of-islam.html

He apparently is also a notable - because at least there is a Wikipedia article on him:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maajid_Nawaz

Will Islam reform in the hands of Pakistanis? Partly because they are Indians of the Muslim faith, and not Arabs? No one I know has studied the relation between Nationality and Religion.

Anyway, Daniel Pipes, I venture to imagine a dialogue between you and Mr. MAAJID NAWAZ, who has a fascinating biography and I suspect would greatly benefit from an encounter with you - in a pursuit of Reforming Islam, and he is a Muslim who has partly memorized the Quran wile in prison in Egypt for 10 years. Among his interesting points, as a Muslim, is that Islam continuously changed in its when prophets Blasphemed. He is also a self-professed anti--Islamist (as if he studied your writings). I believe he is a kindred spirit to you in his thoughts and belief, and that you would both benefit greatly if you were to befriend one another. His (reforming Islam) Think Tank, Quilliam, is located here:

http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/

http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/about/

His Mug Shot as a former Islamist prisoner of conscience is here:

https://www.facebook.com/MaajidNawazFanPage/photos/pb.135775283156412.-2207520000.1456848836./962562687144330/?type=3&theater

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Interesting idea.

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