March 11, 2004

Hopeful Islam? I

Over at Winds of Change, I find this link to an incredibly encouraging story about an educational movement in Islam to modernize it and to seek rapprochement with judaism and christianity.

This is the sort of development that will truly allow us to get off the color charts and the clash of civilizations maps, simple people establishing schools, engaging the radical islamists and the violent militias and claiming that they are insufficiently islamic, with enough knowledge and education to back that claim up. This is an islam that does not have to be warred against but debated with. It is something that can live and thrive in the modern world and we can reach an agreement with it.

May many more such initiatives come about.

Posted by TMLutas at March 11, 2004 03:55 PM