Simon Rushdie

About: rushdie urges islamic reformation


Islam needs to be reformed to bring it into the modern era, the Indian-born Muslim novelist Salman Rushdie argues. "A broader interpretation of the Koran would lead to better relations and cut alienation", he writes in the Times.

"What is needed is a move beyond tradition - nothing less than a reform movement to bring the core concepts of Islam into the modern age."

"A Muslim Reformation to combat not only the jihadi ideologues but also the dusty, stifling seminaries of the traditionalists, throwing open the windows of the closed communities to let in much-needed fresh air."

He also argues that the Koran should be studied as a historical text rather than treated as "infallible"
Emphasis mine.  I take this as background support for the actions mandated by my fatwa.

Tags

  1. rushdie
  2. islam
  3. reformation
  4. koran
  5. fatwa
  6. muslim moderates
  7. satanic verses

Comments


Mark de LA says
M 2006-08-01 06:43:16 4058
Rushdie also has a price on his head as his name implies as well (He is in a rush to die) . 
Salman Rushdie is the author of the Satanic Verses.  He has some kind of Islamic death fatwa against him.



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