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Reformation by helping the reformers

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Submitted by Anon (United States), Nov 23, 2019 at 19:50

I think it is a mistake to think that we can help the reformers. Most of the so called "reformers" are anything but on closer examination. Pew polls show staggeringly high numbers of people in the Islamic world who support many of the ISIS doctrines whether it be stoning adulterers, killing apostates and so on. If you want some kind of reformation you have to take specific beliefs head on. At the entrance to Mecca the sign says that non-Muslims are forbidden to even set foot in the city. Most muslims including the so called moderate ones find nothing wrong with this. Lets start here, how many muslims are willing to stand up and say that this is wrong and needs to be changed? We cannot hope to resolve more complicated questions if the basics are so messed up. It would be like saying we have to make peace with Hitler by bolstering the moderate Nazis. Sometimes the situation does not allow for such simplicities.


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