Hijacking Islam

(New York Post) Amir Taheri - In a London mosque, discussing the sermons the sheik delivers on Friday, I had asked why God almost never featured in sermons that focused almost exclusively on political issues. The sheik responded that in our Islam, we don't do God - we do Palestine, Kashmir, and Iraq. Here we have a religion without a theology, a secular wolf disguised as a religious lamb, neo-Islam - a political movement masquerading as religion. Neo-Islam pursues a culture of apartheid by dividing the world into "Islam" and "un-Islam." Neo-Islam has as much right to operate in the political field as any other party in a democracy. But it does not have the right to pretend to be a religion - it is not.

2006-02-14 00:00:00

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