REFORM-MINDED TURKISH SCHOLARS PREPARE TO REINTERPRET ISLAM (MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS)

McClatchy Newspapers - ANKARA, Turkey— In a sterile, boxy stone building in the shadow of Ankara's central mosque, a group of Turkish scholars is spearheading a reinterpretation of the literary foundations of Islam that some have compared to Christianity's Protestant Reformation.

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The new analysis of these Islamic pillars is something akin to the debate in Christian circles between those who believe that the Bible is the literal word of God and those who see it as a holy moral guide.

Though Biblical commandments allow fathers to sell their daughters into slavery and state that those who work on the Sabbath should be killed, those dictates have few adherents in the modern world, while others, such as the Ten Commandments and Jesus' injunction to love your neighbor, endure.

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RLCC Comment:

Though Biblical commandments allow fathers to sell their daughters into slavery and state that those who work on the Sabbath should be killed, those dictates have few adherents in the modern world, while others, such as the Ten Commandments and Jesus' injunction to love your neighbor, endure.

Selling one's daughters into slavery and killing those who work on the Sabbath are Old Testament injunctions. Jesus came with a new message. Christianity is the true religion that adherents to Judaism were, and are, to accept. Jesus was prophesied.

Mohammed on the other hand, claimed to be the final prophet whose teachings concerning violence are clear.

Rather than go through incremental changes, Muslims are simply to convert to real Christianity.

What's going on is Turkey is trying to enter the EU for mammon. The Empire wants Islam docile. It wants ecumenism and syncretism of all religions. It can have its cake and eat it too that way.

Under real Christianity, there can be no greed, violence, or sexual depravity.

The plutocrats hate that. They want a phony type of tolerance and to remain beyond the reach of the mundane law. They want to own the world and the people. That's antichrist.

Link to source-webpage, obtained via: Yahoo! News: World - McClatchy Newspapers, April 24, 2008, 2:25pm

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