The argument is that Islamic tradition has been gradually hijacked by various -
often conservative - cultures, seeking to use the religion for various forms of
From http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7264903.stm, an article on Turkey's efforts to reform Islam by reinterpreting the "hadiths," or jettisoning those which historical analysis suggests are redactions.
Religion, interpreted creatively, as a means of SOCIAL CONTROL! Say it ain't so!