March 18, 2008

What's Needed to Minimize Islamic Extremism?

A couple weeks ago, I was asked the following question on another blog:

Do you feel a reformation of Islam that tempered the more extreme versions of that faith would be a good thing or not?

And I wrote back:

Let's put it this way: I don't think Islam needs any reformation. None. Islam is perfect; Muslims are not.

What needs to be done? More education, more jobs, more political transparency, more government freedoms, more fair elections (and not having election results overturned because people in Country B didn't like how the election in Country A turned out), more social justice, less torture, less pain and suffering, less occupation of foreign lands, less meddling in the domestic affairs of other countries, less murder. The issue isn't religion; the issue is people, politics, war, poverty, social injustice.

2 comments:

Aaminah said...

Asalaamu alaikum.

Perfect answer. :)

JDsg said...

Wa 'alaikum salaam.

Thank you!