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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:00 AM
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Muslim Reform Movement



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We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. We invite our fellow Muslims and neighbors to join us.

We reject bigotry, oppression and violence against all people based on any prejudice, including ethnicity, gender, language, belief, religion, sexual orientation and gender expression.

We are for secular governance, democracy and liberty.

Every individual has the right to publicly express criticism of Islam. Ideas do not have rights. Human beings have rights.

We stand for peace, human rights and secular governance. Please stand with us!



A decent sized group of influential Muslim personalities have taken their cause public, to encourage other Muslims to support them in fighting for equality, human rights, and a modern Islam that can integrate with today and future society.

You can scroll to the bottom to find a list of signatories.

They include people from the US, Canada and the UK.

Often people are asking, 'where are the Muslims?' who are outraged at radicalized jihadists, well, here are a few and they are making an effort to shape the future of Islam. This is an important step, and I think Ive seen more of this in the last couple months than possibly the last few years.

Islam does not have a healthy image right now. But, because of this prejudice, Im seeing videos of racists straight up acting like degenerate KKK members or members of 1950s segregated thinking, accusing common, everyday Muslims who are no different than you or I, accusing them, berating them, treating them like criminals. This happens and when it does, it only fuels other radical jihadis, or it fuels disgruntled/misguided youth, to take up a cause they aren't even quite sure of.

Dont support Hate. Find others who are willing to take Islam and move it into the next century, and help them if you can. Muslims need it just as much as everyone else does. They are the front lines of suffering when radicals win and gain control and influence in their societies. They are the first affected by backwards religious laws and discriminatory practices by religious zealots. Think of Christianity a few hundred years ago, or any other religion for that matter, or culture, as every creed, race, religion and culture has a bloody, bloody history.

If one of them is slightly behind, its not going to change without acceptance from outside.






We are Muslims who live in the 21st century. We stand for a respectful, merciful and inclusive interpretation of Islam. We are in a battle for the soul of Islam, and an Islamic renewal must defeat the ideology of Islamism, or politicized Islam, which seeks to create Islamic states, as well as an Islamic caliphate. We seek to reclaim the progressive spirit with which Islam was born in the 7th century to fast forward it into the 21st century. We support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by United Nations member states in 1948.

We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. Facing the threat of terrorism, intolerance, and social injustice in the name of Islam, we have reflected on how we can transform our communities based on three principles: peace, human rights and secular governance. We are announcing today the formation of an international initiative: the Muslim Reform Movement.


List of Signatories:



Founding Signatories

Tahir Gora,
Author, Journalist, Activist, Toronto, Canada

Tawfik Hamid
Islamic Thinker and Reformer, Oakton, VA, USA

Usama Hasan
Imam, Quilliam Foundation, London, UK

Arif Humayun
Senior Fellow, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Portland, OR, USA

Farahnaz Ispahani
Author, Former Member of Parliament, Pakistan, Washington, D.C., USA

M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.
President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Phoenix, AZ USA

Mohamad Jebara
Imam, Cordova Center, Ottawa, Canada

Naser Khader
Member, Danish Parliament, Muslim democracy activist
Copenhagen, Denmark

Courtney Lonergan
Community Outreach Director, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Professional facilitator

Hasan Mahmud
Resident expert in sharia, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Toronto, Canada

Asra Nomani
Journalist, Author, Morgantown, WV, USA

Raheel Raza
Founder, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Toronto, Canada

Sohail Raza
Vice President, Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations

Salma Siddiqui
President, Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations, Toronto, Canada

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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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Awesome! This is what needs to happen more and more. People need to be re-creating the world the way THEY want it to be... rather than following the narratives fed to them by those that would manipulate them.

And here is a group of Muslims doing exactly that. I applaud them. I wish growth and success for their movement and may they "save the soul" of Islam.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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Ummm...utterly awesome...could this be the start of the Islamic Renaissance/reformation...?

I certainly hope so...therefore I will NOT disparage this effort with any negative memes or thoughts...instead...I will welcome this bold effort by stating a personal reformation of my own...on a small scale of one...

I will also state that I will stand with this movement...even though I have no interest in becoming a member of Islam..I will instead recognize and support their struggle...Knowing full well that radical Islam will hate and seek to destroy/undermine such a movement...

In order for this to succeed...we're ALL going to have to support this and nurture it so that it flourishes...






YouSir



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 11:07 AM
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The Muslim Council for Britain's press releases mirror the same thing. S&F.

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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: boncho

Muslim Reform Movement



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We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. We invite our fellow Muslims and neighbors to join us.

We reject bigotry, oppression and violence against all people based on any prejudice, including ethnicity, gender, language, belief, religion, sexual orientation and gender expression.

We are for secular governance, democracy and liberty.

Every individual has the right to publicly express criticism of Islam. Ideas do not have rights. Human beings have rights.

We stand for peace, human rights and secular governance. Please stand with us!



A decent sized group of influential Muslim personalities have taken their cause public, to encourage other Muslims to support them in fighting for equality, human rights, and a modern Islam that can integrate with today and future society.

You can scroll to the bottom to find a list of signatories.

They include people from the US, Canada and the UK.

Often people are asking, 'where are the Muslims?' who are outraged at radicalized jihadists, well, here are a few and they are making an effort to shape the future of Islam. This is an important step, and I think Ive seen more of this in the last couple months than possibly the last few years.

Islam does not have a healthy image right now. But, because of this prejudice, Im seeing videos of racists straight up acting like degenerate KKK members or members of 1950s segregated thinking, accusing common, everyday Muslims who are no different than you or I, accusing them, berating them, treating them like criminals. This happens and when it does, it only fuels other radical jihadis, or it fuels disgruntled/misguided youth, to take up a cause they aren't even quite sure of.

Dont support Hate. Find others who are willing to take Islam and move it into the next century, and help them if you can. Muslims need it just as much as everyone else does. They are the front lines of suffering when radicals win and gain control and influence in their societies. They are the first affected by backwards religious laws and discriminatory practices by religious zealots. Think of Christianity a few hundred years ago, or any other religion for that matter, or culture, as every creed, race, religion and culture has a bloody, bloody history.

If one of them is slightly behind, its not going to change without acceptance from outside.






We are Muslims who live in the 21st century. We stand for a respectful, merciful and inclusive interpretation of Islam. We are in a battle for the soul of Islam, and an Islamic renewal must defeat the ideology of Islamism, or politicized Islam, which seeks to create Islamic states, as well as an Islamic caliphate. We seek to reclaim the progressive spirit with which Islam was born in the 7th century to fast forward it into the 21st century. We support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by United Nations member states in 1948.

We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. Facing the threat of terrorism, intolerance, and social injustice in the name of Islam, we have reflected on how we can transform our communities based on three principles: peace, human rights and secular governance. We are announcing today the formation of an international initiative: the Muslim Reform Movement.


List of Signatories:



Founding Signatories

Tahir Gora,
Author, Journalist, Activist, Toronto, Canada

Tawfik Hamid
Islamic Thinker and Reformer, Oakton, VA, USA

Usama Hasan
Imam, Quilliam Foundation, London, UK

Arif Humayun
Senior Fellow, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Portland, OR, USA

Farahnaz Ispahani
Author, Former Member of Parliament, Pakistan, Washington, D.C., USA

M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.
President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Phoenix, AZ USA

Mohamad Jebara
Imam, Cordova Center, Ottawa, Canada

Naser Khader
Member, Danish Parliament, Muslim democracy activist
Copenhagen, Denmark

Courtney Lonergan
Community Outreach Director, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Professional facilitator

Hasan Mahmud
Resident expert in sharia, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Toronto, Canada

Asra Nomani
Journalist, Author, Morgantown, WV, USA

Raheel Raza
Founder, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Toronto, Canada

Sohail Raza
Vice President, Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations

Salma Siddiqui
President, Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations, Toronto, Canada


There is nothing that will reform any religious violent extremism until both the current Koran, the Torah and the Old Testament are banned and destroyed. The moderates cling to the terror written inside against enemies, sinners and those deemed immoral because they quietly like it and won't actually admit it.

In the meantime, we can reform nonreligious killer-action-drama-horror flicks and video games. But that won't happen. Most of the population enjoys spoonfeeding themselves extreme terror from those sources and are relieved all the attention is directed at religion instead of them. It's an addiction. There's that red pill and the blue pill, then the purple pill that's melted down and flows through the veins like a heroine injection. Westernized and nonwesternized people need their daily dose of terror. Look at all the track marks. They are running out of room on where to inject and their veins are collapsing. Now the terror addicts are shooting the melted purple pill of radical violence right in their neck.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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Of course they throw in sexual orientation and "gender expression". This is the same agenda of the NWO.

"secular governance" ... here we go.

This "reformation" is not just anti-islam it is anti christianity. Look at their bullet points.
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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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Why would the perfect, infallible, direct words of a god need reinterpretation or reform?

Unless maybe they are smart enough to utilize the tiniest bit of critical thinkng skills to reason that god would not choose a sociopathic pedophile as his main messenger to begin with.

In that case the whole sham falls apart so why do they continue to call there new relogion islam and risk behading by real muslims?
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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 02:27 PM
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These are the Muslims who are just like us. This is why even though the radicals make us mad as hell, we need to reach out to them and take them into our fold.



posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
Why would the perfect, infallible, direct words of a god need reinterpretation or reform?


Just perhaps, because those words were written by Humans and not "a god" himself / herself. Perhaps "a god" should get the quill out rather than leave it to us mortals to minute his direct words, i have seen minutes of meetings that do not reflect what was said in the meeting and this is 2016 with the ability to record then transpose onto paper.

Mosses must have had a hell of a job, not just pen and paper ......... but chisel and stone, never mind the hammer and font he used (time consuming to say the least). Something must have definitely been lost in translation.

No tongue in cheek emoji

CbG
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posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 03:40 PM
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I hope, for the world's sake, that Islam can have a sort of reformation/renewal movement that takes hold, but I fear that the nature of the religion itself will prevent this.



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