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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Salman Rushdie: Islamic Enlightenment

Rushdie calls for Reform Muslims:

“There are hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Britain who do not follow their religion as strictly as do the older generations . . . We are the mainstream Muslims who are keen to live in peace and harmony with other faith groups, feel proud of being British and are patriotic . . . I know of no organisation that represents the secular and liberal Islam that the vast majority of Muslims follow.”

I'm quite skeptical about an important Islamic reform movement, similar to Reform Judaism, coming out in the short term... but it's nonetheless interesting.

(Hat tip: Dinocrat)

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