Matter of Interpretation

Friday, May 21, 2004 - 03:03 PM

Irshad Manji has been under a constant barrage for her views on Islam, her subversive idea -- simply question authority. This has lead to an assault from within the religion culminating with death threats. While it is easy to see how her views are menacing to the conservative wing of Islam, we received an email from a listener calling himself a moderate Muslim who told us she was washing "dirty linens" for all to see. Reform, this listener said, had to come from within, and Manji’s book was being heavily promoted to westerners- Jews and Christians, therefore not helping her cause.

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