Sunday, August 22, 2010

Why is there no real reform movement in Islam?

from Bret Stephens:

Which brings me to the fundamental problem with too many self-described moderate Muslims. A few years ago, my friend Irshad Manji made the point to me that “moderate Muslims denounce terror that’s committed in the name of Islam but they deny that religion has anything to do with it.” By contrast, she noted, “reform-minded Muslims denounce terror that’s committed in the name of Islam and acknowledge that our religion is used to inspire it.”

Because some Muslims groups and the PC crowd don't consider those people who kill in the name of Islam as "true Muslims." If Muslims doesn't want to acknowledge how their religion is used to justify and create radical jihadism, Al Queda and Jemaah Islamiya, then what's there to reform, right?

UPDATE: Imam Feisal: "Islam does not need reformation."