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The Resource Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now, Ali Ayaan Hirsi

Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now, Ali Ayaan Hirsi

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Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now
Title
Heretic
Title remainder
why Islam needs a reformation now
Statement of responsibility
Ali Ayaan Hirsi
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Language
eng
Summary
Ayaan Ali Hirsi makes a powerful plea for a Muslim Reformation as the only way to end the horrors of terrorism, sectarian warfare and the repression of women and minorities. Today, she argues, the world's 1.6 billion Muslims can be divided into a minority of extremists, a majority of observant but peaceable Muslims and a few dissidents who risk their lives by questioning their own religion. But there is only one Islam and, as Hirsi Ali shows, there is no denying that some of its key teachings--not least the duty to wage holy war--are incompatible with the values of a free society. For centuries it has seemed as if Islam is immune to change. But Hirsi Ali has come to believe that a Muslim Reformation--a revision of Islamic doctrine aimed at reconciling the religion with modernity--is now at hand, and may even have begun. The Arab Spring may now seem like a political failure. But its challenge to traditional authority revealed a new readiness--not least by Muslim women--to think freely and to speak out. Courageously challenging the jihadists, she identifies five key amendments to Islamic doctrine that Muslims have to make to bring their religion out of the seventh century and into the twenty-first. And she calls on the Western world to end its appeasement of the Islamists. "Islam is not a religion of peace," she writes. It is the Muslim reformers who need our backing, not the opponents of free speech. Interweaving her own experiences, historical analogies and powerful examples from contemporary Muslim societies and cultures, Heretic is not a call to arms, but a passionate plea for peaceful change and a new era of global toleration. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo murders, with jihadists killing thousands from Nigeria to Syria to Pakistan, this book offers an answer to what is fast becoming the world's number one problem
Summary
An impassioned plea for an Islamic Reformation by the award-winning author of Infidel explores how Islam can be reconciled with modernity to end terrorism, sectarian warfare and the repression of women and minorities
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10410842
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1969-
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Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Islam and secularism
  • Islam
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic countries
Target audience
adult
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why Islam needs a reformation now
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Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now, Ali Ayaan Hirsi
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1078809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780062333933
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780062333933
  • (OCoLC)877364232
Label
Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now, Ali Ayaan Hirsi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1078809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780062333933
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062333933
  • (OCoLC)877364232

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