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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Religion Or Politics?

"The phenomenon we call Islamic radicalism actually contains very little theology. If you look at what they say, very little has to do with the content of the Koran, it's a much more political philosophy than a religion… it's much more to do with the resentment of the rest of the world and anger about what has been done to them, etc, etc.

"A very similar thing happens in India where Hindu radicalism is also entirely political and really very ignorant of theological questions. I think it is a question that every religion, including Christianity, needs to ask itself - are you a religion or a political movement?"

- Salman Rushdie, in an interview with Radio Netherlands

1 Comments:

  • So for a change, Rushdie has spoken the truth. The problem isn't with the religion. It's the followers.

    By Blogger Nazim.k, at 5:44 PM  

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