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Indian Muslim leader decries 'useless' fatwas, outdated conception of Islam

May 27, 2010

An Islamic scholar in India has said that the issuance of dozens of fatwas by militant Muslim clerics-- including many aimed at women who do not wear the prescribed veils, reflects an outdated understanding of the Qu'ran. Ashgar Ali Engineer of the Centre for the Sutdy of Society and Secularism said that a "cultural and religious revolution" is needed to change popular perceptions of Islam.


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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - May. 27, 2010 6:34 PM ET USA

    And now that he has said this, a fatwa will undoubtedly be issued against him. A prime example of why it was so wise of Christ to establish the papacy; there must be one prime leader, not a group of equals squabbling. To whom should an observant Muslim listen?