….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
Hmm….Yes, that is extraordinary…..but then again…can you blame an entire philosophy based on the actions of a bunch of crazed fanatics who would cause harm no matter what religion they are on? Yes probably if the basic doctrine is used to justify atrocities like in communism, nazism or just extreme fundamentalism. If the mentality is based on hate, illiteracy and made-up fantasist ideas of a distorted reality so as to deprive others’ human rights and creative free speech, in the name of promoting their evil ideologies of Hate, should there be doctrinal adjustments? Yes. Because doctrines are people’s interpretations and we must guard against Dogmatism. Ultimately I believe it is this level of illiteracy and bigotry we must fight!
Lots of love to my egyptian friends. Cecilia
” Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made an extraordinary speech on New Year’s Day to Cairo’s Al-Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry calling for a long overdue virtual ecclesiastical revolution in Islam. This is something no Western leader has the had the courage to do, certainly not Barack Obama, despite his Muslim education.
Accusing the umma (world Islamic population) of encouraging the hostility of the entire world, al-Sisi’s speech is so dramatic and essentially revolutionary it brings to mind Khrushchev’s famous speech exposing Stalin. Many have called for a reformation of Islam, but for the leader of the largest Arab nation to do so has world-changing implications.
Here are the key parts as translated on Raymond Ibrahim’s blog:
I am referring here to the religious clerics. We have to think hard about what we are facing—and I have, in…
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