Wednesday, July 26, 2006
# Posted 2:32 PM by Taylor Owen
IRSHAD MANJI: A mentor of the Trudeau Foundation, with which I am associated, describes a recent meeting, overlapping ominously with the bombings in
I am curious what oxbloggers think of her. She is certainly a controversial figure. Perhaps more well known internationally than she is in her home county,
I blogged her last year --
She's a brave lady and I applaud her efforts to open a serious dialogue on individual rights within Islam
She is a miserable failure in reaching out to the most "moderate" Muslims. Her positions simply strike Muslims as self-hating. Her interventions on sme really important debates in the Muslim world have been asinine. She is popular in the West because she speaks to the discourse on "modernizing" Islam, which is conceptually invalid. Whatever, keep her, the Muslim world has richer things going on, whether you see them or not (they have to be on CNN and have a blog to be seen, it seems), its Canada's loss.
i dont care if the Muslims ordain female imams. Not my business. Just as its not any gentiles business whether Orthodox Judaism ordains female rabbis, or Con Judaism ordains gay rabbis.
The modernization I want from Islam is a willingness to not Islamize the state, to not impose Sharia as state law. What happens WITHIN Islam, while important to say, muslim women, is not the Wests concern.
Pardon me for the reflexive Madisonian approach, but I really do think thats a better basis for dealing with Islam today.
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