Friday, June 1, 2007

Roots of terror

by Steve Hammond from the Asian News

Meghnad Desai, former professor of economic at the prestigious London School of Economics and now a Labour peer, says: "it is the reversal of the modernist reforming trends, (in Islam) and the resurgence of textualist tendencies such as the Wahhabi school which have distanced Muslims from the sceptical rationalist tone of much of modern life in the West.....This is why the emphasis on religion in the Western Muslim diaspora strikes an odd note for many people. While we all must understand it, we also have to be critical of such religiosity, as one would of such tendencies in any other religions minority."

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