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Myth of reformable Islam

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Submitted by Robin P Clarke (United Kingdom), Jan 30, 2020 at 16:01

"The idea is to bring it to a form"
Many people have dreamed of reforming of Islam. Many imagine that Islam "has not yet had its Reformation". Irshad Manji is one of many who ought to know better than this.
The reality is that Islam cannot be reformed. That is because the Qur'an declares itself to by the final testament with which the religion is perfected. And Mohammed is the final prophet. People who reckon to reform Islam regularly get killed by the more authentic Muslims. ISIS Islamic State is the last attempt at an Islamic Reformation (back to the original warlord) and it has failed disastrously, rumoured to have repelled more from the ideology than it has attracted.
This inflexibility of Islam is the reason why it got thrown into retreat by Europe's Christianity, Russia's Christianity, the Eastern faiths of India, and has still failed to exterminate Iran's own religion, etc. We can now see it on the backfoot in Iran, India, China, and in the many countries which have rising levels of so-called "Islamophobia" (not a real word just a concoction of letters pretending to be a word).

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