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Bad Priests and Bad Muslims

A crisis of faith in Catholicism or Islam is typically for entirely different reasons

Shadi Hamid
Sep 13, 2018 · 6 min read
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If Catholicism’s fortunes weren’t inextricably tied to its cardinals and priests and popes, it would be something other than itself.

If Islam seems more “democratic” and therefore more chaotic, then that’s probably because it is — or at least that’s what Islam has become.

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