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Moderation Is Anathema to Islamists

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Salim Mansur: Moderation Is Anathema to Islamists

Wed, February 27, 2013

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Ryan Mauro

Salim MansurSalim Mansur is an Associate Professor, teaching political science at the University of Western Ontario, London.

He is the author of Islam’s Predicament: Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim and has been published in academic journals including Middle East Quarterly, Jerusalem Quarterly, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences ...

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AXIAL – (Winter 2013)
SnowStar Institute of Religion, Kingsville, Ontario
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On The Historical Qur’an   By Salim Mansur

Any query about the historical Qur’an unavoidably implies there is a non-historical or a-historical Qur’an. Or there is the Qur’an Muslims take as their
sacred text and its meaning for them is extra-historical. Then there is the Qur’an as a text, a document with history, that like any document may be examined objectively in terms of its origin, preparation, assembly, textual consistency and
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