Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Five Shades of Islam: Muslim community leaders

The Five Shades of Islam: Muslim community thought leaders: 

Muslim fundamentalists: Zakir Naik, Yusuf al-Qaradawi  
Jihadis and Islamist who exist only to create a tyrannical caliphate

Muslim apologists: Reza Aslan, Mehdi Hasan, Tariq Ramadan
Posterchilds of Islam who only pursue selfish monetary interests
 
Moderate Muslims: Ed Husain, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Maintain the status quo: Islam vs. the West

Muslim reformists: Tarek Fatah, Maajid Nawz, Irshad Manji
Call for some gradual changes to reconcile Islam with the West 

Ex-Muslims: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Salmon Rushdie, Nemat Sadat
Emancipators advocating for abolition and revolution 

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