July 16, 2005

Moderate Islam On the Move

I was very heartened by USA Today article which tells me that the moderate muslims are starting to get their act together. Unfortunately, they're moving glacially slowly and are not coordinating adequately yet.

British Muslim leaders said they were drafting a fatwa that would strip any bombers of the right to call themselves Muslims.
Unfortunately, this clashes with an equally promising development.
A conference of 180 top Muslim religious leaders issued a statement last week forbidding that any Muslim be declared an apostate. Bin Laden has frequently done this to sanction the death of Muslims he believes are too lax in their faith.
They will eventually sort it all out and pick an approach but it's painful to realize how slow a process this is likely to be. I hope that they have enough time to get their act together. Posted by TMLutas at July 16, 2005 07:54 PM