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Can Islam be reformed?

   This question has arisen often enough for it to merit examination. The short answer is ‘no’. Changing already long-established doctrine within Islam is strictly prohibited.    My intention is...


Tropes about Islam

Jon MC Trope: “A significant or recurrent theme; a motif.” (OED). “A common or overused theme or device.” (Mirriam-Webster). In the west there are a number of such tropes about...


Allah: The Author of Islamophobia

Politicians and the media often accuse Western critics of Islam of spreading Islamophobia (the irrational fear of Islam). When we turn to Islam’s most trusted sources, however, we find that...