Wednesday, 2 April 2014

"Why Moderate Islam Is an Oxymoron"

Much discussion in the bloggosphere, over the years, on the vexed issue of whether or not there is such as thing as "moderate Islam", or whether there's hope for it to become so.
Interesting discussion with pros and cons at the article here.  Includes discussion from two knowledgeable and thoughtful commentators, Raymond Ibrahim and Daniel Pipes.
Raymond Ibrahim’s recent article, “Why Moderate Islam Is an Oxymoron,” has provoked controversy and many responses, including from Daniel Pipes on NRO, who believes in the possibility of Islam’s reform.  Earlier, Ibrahim—a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center—discussed the topic of his article on CBN News. It follows: