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Needed: a fundamental shift in the understanding of Islam

Catholic World News - September 13, 2011

Robert Reilly, the author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind, writes that the "Arab Spring" uprisings cannot bring democratic change to the Muslim world unless there is a fundamental change in the understanding of Islam, allowing for some distinction between religious and political authority. Such a development would represent a dramatic shift in "what seems to be the bedrock of Islam," he concedes. However, Reilly notes that a small group of influential Islamic scholars has undertaken the ambitious effort to promote that change.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Sep. 13, 2011 7:58 PM ET USA

    We should pray that these scholars aren't murdered by the less flexible Muslims that we know are out there.

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