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Irshad Manji has been called Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare. She is an articulate and outspoken critic of his brand of fundamentalism. A practising Muslim, she believes her religion should embrace, as it has before, and still does in many places, tolerance, compassion and inquiry. She has written a book, 'The Trouble with Islam' which calls for a different kind of Islamic revolution, one in which Osama bin Laden is seen not as the leader but as the exception. From Canada, please welcome, Irshad Manji. www.abc.net.au...
In a word, the trouble with Islam is literalism. Again, let me, you know, acknowledge that every religion has its share of literalists. American Protestantism has its evangelicals, some of whom populate the White House today, Catholics have their principle of papal infallibility, Jews have their ultraorthodox, even Buddhists have fundamentalists. The difference is that only within Islam today is literalism going mainstream worldwide.
Originally posted by Bleys
After hearing her speak a month or two ago and hearing her views on Shariah law, I wanted to get some opposing views.
American Protestantism has its evangelicals, some of whom populate the White House today
Fascinating woman to say the least and what a shame that more do not share her views.