Friday, May 06, 2005

Wahaabis as "Traditionalist"?

Reza Aslan, writer of "No god But God" is on Upfront with Sandip Roy on KALW. I like his dichotomy about tradionalists and rationalists--but not how he defines them. He gets all confused between puritanical and rational and ends u p calling the Wahabis "traditionalist" and ...then who are the rationalists again?

He says along the way that "We need to make sure that [the other voices] are also heard." He does have a point when he says "It is only we that hear only the [militants]." "We" being the West; and I would include a lot of Western Muslims in that, too...

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