Saturday, 9 May 2015

Islam’s ‘Reformation’ Is Already Here—and It’s Called ‘ISIS’

An article from the always-interesting Raymond Ibrahim, with the startling thesis that there has already been a reformation in Islam, and it's ISIS.
Don't be shocked, read on.  Ibrahim is a seriously serious fellow, well literate in all aspects of Islam and Islamic history.
The idea that Islam needs to reform is again in the spotlight following the recent publication of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.  While Ali makes the argument that Islam can reform—and is in desperate need of taking the extreme measures she suggests to do so—many of her critics offer a plethora of opposing claims, including that Islam need not reform at all.The one argument not being made, however, is the one I make below—namely, that Islam has already “reformed.”  And violence, intolerance, and extremism—typified by the Islamic State (“ISIS”)—are the net result of this “reformation.”
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