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Reform is Muslims' job. What's ours?

Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran

Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Jan 20, 2006 at 11:06

The Koran will stay what it is, but Muslims can change the laws which have been composed with the Koran and the tradition as sources (the jihad being the first to be abrogated of course). How? What sort of people, what sort of gathering, what sort of authority can do that in Islam?

And, more importantly for us, free people: What can or should do the West for accelerating the reform, or perhaps just make it possible?

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