Dr. Khaled Montaser "Trying to Fix This"


"Among the names of all those who detonated explosive belts in Europe or America," he went on, "one cannot find a single Hindu or Buddhist name. They always have Muslim names. Furthermore, how come Muslims always oppose modernity?" Dr. Montaser goes farther than his predecessors in his declarations that those who cling to the belief that the Quran is "scientifically" the "word of God." Montaser's harsh criticism should be understood as a call, similar to that of other caring Muslims "trying to fix this," not to abandon Islam, but to modernize or to risk remaining "at the tail end of all the nations." It is a call worth heeding.