Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Islamic Academic Calls for Radical Muslim Reform

Irshad Manji, a writer and broadcaster based in Canada and once described as Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare, has called for a movement of reform concerning Islamic attitudes towards human rights, women and pluralist societies.

She says "Through our screaming self-pity and conspicuous silences, we Muslims are conspiring against ourselves. We're in crisis and we are dragging the rest of the world with us. If ever there was a moment for an Islamic reformation, it is now."

Ms Manji wrote a best-selling book entitled The Trouble with Islam: A Call for Honesty and Change and she has been praised by many established figures with an interest in such matters, including Oprah Winfrey, Ms magazine and the Jakarta Post.


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