Sunday, March 2, 2008

Shocking Conclusions (Not)

The argument is that Islamic tradition has been gradually hijacked by various -
often conservative - cultures, seeking to use the religion for various forms of
social control.

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!

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