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Moderation Is Anathema to Islamists

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Salim Mansur: Moderation Is Anathema to Islamists

Wed, February 27, 2013


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
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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