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Islam's coming renaissance will rise in the West
A wave of rationalism is spreading from emigre Muslim intellectuals
This is Ameer Ali,a former chairman of the Muslim Community Reference Group, and visiting fellow at the business school at Murdoch University in Perth writing in The Australian. Unlike Ayaan Hirsi Ali he thinks that Islam can be reformed within the freedom of thought found in the west.
He believes that “A new era of ijtihad (independent thinking) rooted in scientific, objective reasoning is spreading from the West and is beginning to make its mark in the Muslim mind-set.”