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← Moderate Islam?

Barry Pearson's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by Barry Pearson

Islam itself is not moderate.

The degree to which it is barbaric is often a matter of interpretation. (For example, there are disputes about how hard a Muslim man can beat his wife; whether he can draw blood, etc).

"Muslims" can be moderate according to how much of the fundamental texts of Islam they ignore, and how much of moderate external values they absorb. Although, strictly speaking, if they ignore any of the Koran they are not actually Muslims. How can they be when it is the true and eternal word of Allah?

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:34:19 UTC | #872603