Throughout Heretic there are many comparisons to how Christianity and Judaism in modern times tolerate dissent and the questioning of doctrine — without resorting to physical punishment, death threats or denigration — while Muslim fundamentalists are essentially stuck in the past using literal ideas of jihad, physical punishment and creed.
Why Dissent Is Vital to Islam and America
The book is a plea for a better understanding and knowledge of Islam, especially for those who use portions of Islamic texts to perpetrate crimes against humanity. In her conclusion Hirsi Ali feels that the Muslim Reformation has begun and she appeals to the Muslim community to continue openly speaking about and discussing Islam in depth and calling for global, peaceful change. Heretic is a book that requires thoughtful reading, critical thought, and good background knowledge, both religiously and culturally, of Islam. This book should be taken seriously and not meant to install a fear of Islam in anyone.
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The opinions of the writers published herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Mackenzie Institute. They are presented to inform broader social discourse. Contact Us. Hit enter to search or ESC to close. Hirsi Ali calls for a reformation of five points. Our mainstream educational systems are of very little help in this regard.
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Universities and colleges are now in the business of selling dorms, experiences, and certificates; not of fostering meaningful debate and reflections about the issues that define our lives and future. Education has become too institutionalized to be of much value. The same is true of the mainstream media: bottom lines and the endless quest for an ever-shrinking pool of revenue. In other words, for those who care about the future and the well-being of the planet, heresy—that is, dissent from the main ideologies that govern our lives—is vital.
I imagine there are quite a few, but I am not sure right now what they might be.
I suppose heresy evokes negative feelings. Supporters of my early work on progressive Islam might feel let down by the title and goal of a book like this. Do we push them out from our community? Be and let be.officegoodlucks.com/order/33/1492-programa-para.php
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Muslims and Americans. The whole world, really. Islam and America are the main protagonists in a global drama with many actors.
Would the Chinese be interested in my book? I am not sure. I was thinking of Muslims and Americans, perhaps Westerners in general. But someone is still bound to get pissed off.
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Responses to ideas are as unpredictable as human relationships in general; the fault lines of incomprehension and misunderstanding are quite wide. We are always walking on treacherous ground when we communicate. Human communication, like life in general, is risky business.
But it is exciting business. But then, again, words have multiple meanings. In any case, I was totally helpless in the hands of my press—and I am quite grateful for that. The University of Minnesota Press played a huge role in giving prominence to this work. Minnesota has bridged the gap between the scholarly and the popular in this case.
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