A Reformation Won’t Remove Politics From Islam
War Is Boring
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the whole idea of an European like Islamic Reformation is nonsense. The reformation was the fracturing of a consolidated, pan-European authority. Islam is the very opposite of that as it is a collection of sects without any hierarchy whatsoever. Before something can be broken apart, it must be whole.

The Reformation had less to do with freedom of religion and more to do with freedom of markets and the rise of bourgeois. That is why Luther himself vehemently repudiated the social upheaval following the doctrinal break.

Bottom line? No one has any idea what can morph Islam into something like Western Christianity, or if it even can be done. But to claim the example of the followers of Jesus as proof it will work for the followers of Allah is nothing more than wishful thinking.

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