The fundamental question is whether Islam as a private faith would still be Islam, or whether such privatization would spell its doom. I think it would spell its doom. In this sense, I am an Islamic fundamentalist. The choice is between all and nothing.Since 9/11 there's been much talk about the need for an Islamic reformation and I've gotta ask: Do we care whether Islam survives the GWOT and morphs into a "private" religion? I certainly don't. I only care about our survival. If Islam can't survive, then let it take its place in history's ash heap.
Jun 5, 2006
Islam: All or nothing?
Theodore Dalrymple suspects that Islam is incapable of reform.