6/05/2002 08:24:00 AM
by Ocean Guy
Here's a voice of reason from Islam.
"The West must reexamine the foundations of its view towards us… which were based on the [perceptions] of the Middle Ages – according to which Islam is a religion of violence spread by the sword, and the Muslims are wreaking vengeance on modern civilization and do not respect human rights, do not guarantee minority rights, do not believe in the values of democracy and tolerance, and do not behave properly towards women. " I think we have been reexamining, and coming to the same conclusions, but the rest of the article is actually more conciliatory.
"There is no escape from revealing the flaws in our social system – in politics, in culture, in the media, in education, and in the religious curriculum for the past fifty years." Sheikh 'Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari proposes many of the same Reforms for Islam that bloggers have been talking about. Take a look at what he had to say.