the great theft: wrestling islam from the extremists


I think i have found the voice of Islam that i have been seeking.  Khaled Abou El Fadl clearly describes "the  rift between the belief systems of the reformed moderates and the more conservative and stict puritans."  He chooses his terms carefuly.  Here he talks of the latter group ...
" Those I am calling puritans have been described by various writers as fundamentalists, militants, extremists, radicals, fanatics, jihadists, and even Islamists.  I prefer the label puritians, because the distinguishing characteristic of this group is the absolutist and uncompromising nature of its beliefs.  In many ways, this orientation tends to be purist, in the sense that it is intolerant of competing points of view and considers pluralist realities to be a form of contamination of the unadulterated truth. "
...

  More later when i finish reading the book.



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Comments


XXX says

Hmmm.... let all the propaganda come from one place, undisputed !
Wikipedia also has some info on the Muslim Brotherhood here.

Fared Mohammed says
IKhwanweb is the Muslim Brotherhood's only official English web site. The Main office is located in London, although Ikhwanweb has correspondents in most countries. Our staff is exclusively made of volunteers and stretched over the five continents.
The Muslim Brotherhood opinions and views can be found under the sections of MB statements and MB opinions, in addition to the Editorial Message.
Items posted under "other views" are usually different from these of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Ikhwanweb does not censor any articles or comments but has the right only to remove any inappropriate words that defy public taste
Ikhwanweb is not a news website, although we report news that matter to the Muslim Brotherhood's cause. Our main misson is to present the Muslim Brotherhood vision right from the source and rebut misonceptions about the movement in western societies. We value debate on the issues and we welcome constructive criticism.

XXX says
XXX 2006-10-29 12:04:14 3968

Hmmm.... let all the propaganda come from one place, undisputed !
Wikipedia also has some info on the Muslim Brotherhood here.
& here!  If Sharia is so perfect then why does it need clerics to give forth fatwas to interpret it ?

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