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Islam has already had a Reformation

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Submitted by Malcolm Smith (Australia), Jun 27, 2021 at 17:11

Islam has had a Reformation; that is the problem. The aim of the Protestant Reformation was to get back to the teachings of the early church, and remove the extraneous material which had accumulated over the centuries. Well, there are Muslims who wish to return to the teachings of Moḥammed and his immediate caliphs. They are called Salafists, and they are the ones who responsible for all the violence. It is not a matter of getting rid of the violent and intolerant attitudes built up over centuries. They are getting rid of the tolerant and peaceable attitudes which had built up under the dominance of Western society.

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