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I am happy to share the "theoretical framework"

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims
in response to reader comment: "Look where wishing to 'reinterpret the Qur'an' got Al-Ustazh Mahmud Muhammad Taha"

Submitted by Moderate Muslim (Bangladesh), Apr 24, 2007 at 08:42

Dear Lactantius Jr,

I am happy to share my theoretical framework with you. Maybe DanielPipes.org will allow us to exchange email addresses without making the addresses public. I am aware of Ustazh Taha and his end and I try to be careful. You are also correct in stating that Muslims emphasize Medinan Islam at the expense of Meccan Islam and thereby do great damage to the moral completeness of Islam.

I believe it is possible to show that the legal verses from Medina is not necessarily the universal guidance for all Muslims of all ages but measures specific to Medina/Arabia 1400 years ago. Regarding defending Western Civilization: The greatest (and cheapest) form of defense would be to allow Moderate Islam and "theoretical frameworks of reinterpreting the Quran" (and such ideas) to exist and flourish. Ultimately one has to believe that there is a struggle to persuade the hearts and minds of people and that a good idea will defeat a bad idea.


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