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Reader comment on item: Foreword: Why Islam's Reformers are Vitally Important

Submitted by Jeffrey Sheff (United States), Jul 18, 2017 at 10:29

I doubt that, although Islamic reformers should certainly be supported, an alternative, reformed Islam will likely be no more an "answer" to Islamism, especially in countries where Islam holds sway, than democratic socialism was the answer to Communism. (or that Protestantism was the answer to Catholicism, or that Reform Judaism is the answer to Orthodox Judaism.)


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Daniel Pipes replies:

As Islamism inevitably declines under the weight of its failures and unpopularity, many Muslims will seek an alternative version of Islam. That's what the reformers are working on and that's vital.

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