Islam on Islam

A quick article in German that unravels the good Muslim/bad Muslim – i’m okay/you’re okay take on the contemporary public debate over how best to confront radical political Islam that brings it down to a “birth defect” in the Abrahamitic religions the idea of the “true” versus the “false God”.

Where i would want to interject is at the point where Ourghi, be it out out of disinterest, or courtesy neglects to point out that the line between fundamentalism and reform religious interpretations among other things, also runs along the ideological fault-line of viewing scripture in historical context, and the (de-)mystification of the origin of the religion in other faiths.

Dr. Abdel-Hakim Ourghi is Head of Dept. Islamic Theology and Religious Pedagogy at the Universtiy of Pedagogy in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

* Ourghi, Abdel-Hakim: Der Islam braucht eine kritikfähige Renaissance. In: sueddeutsche.de (Politik). On. 20 Jan 2015. URL:http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/religion-und-gewalt-der-islam-braucht-eine-kritikfaehige-renaissance-1.2309352. Last viewed: 20 Jan 2015.

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