Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Der Spiegel interviews Iranian-born Mina Ahadi. She is currently living under a death threat from radical muslims for criticizing Islam and denouncing her faith. The interview is short and an interesting read. I do not believe that she is correct in her belief that it is not possible to modernize Islam, but if it does happen, it will not be in our lifetime. Unfortunately, Islam has never undergone a renaissance or reformation, and indeed, the internal mechanisms for such modification - ijtihad - were frozen over one thousand years ago.

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