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The third definition of the problem.

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Submitted by Don (United States), Mar 24, 2016 at 00:18

The third position says Islam itself is the radical version.. It confuses the temporary with the permanent, the part with the whole.

If I understand you correctly, traditional Islam itself is the problem: the problem is not some "radical" contemporary manifestation of its permanent teachings (which is my opinion) . To be radical would mean the fundamental transformation of Islam's permanent corpus or teachings in part, a sort of Copernican Revolution as it were, rather than its current "reformation" in the sense of Islamists getting back to their historical roots in whole.

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