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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Looking for Tolerance in the Muslim World

The muslim world will have to wake up to the fact that Mohammed as a historical and religious figure is subject to be worshipped, ridiculed, insulted, glorified, satirized, studied and whole lots of other passive verb one can think of. It comes with the territory. It neither remove from his importance as a religious founder nor tarnish his image in anyway. The conveniency however with which the muslim world always get offended over issues relating to Islam denotes insecurity of which I deemed unwarranted. This underlies how much changes the muslim world will have to undergo; changes however which the arch-conservative and feudalist leaders in power over there seem not ready for. After over 1000 years of practise, islam still can't be as closed as to be offended by cartoon caricatures and issueing fatwas at the ready. If islam is to really be a peaceful religion it has to be a tolerant religion.



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