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    • Slibovitz
    • 27.09.07 | 10:47 (IST)

    Islam as we know it today in its extremist form has only been popular for the past 100 years or so, and only gained currency outside the Arabian Penninsula since the 1960's. Wahabism itself only dates to the 18th Century. Islam has had its empire stage, its intellectual stage, its cultural descent, and now we are in the era of Islamist terror (yes, I know that most Muslims are not terrorists and practiced properly, Islam is a peaceful religion, but that is not who controls the faith these days, now is it?). Islam can change once again back into a religion of peace and enlightenment. It has changed before, and In Sha Allah, it will change again.

    from the article: A kinder, gentler Islam?
    First published 00:00 25.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.09.07
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