Islam’s ‘Reformation’ Is Already Here and It’s Called ‘ISIS’

The idea that Islam needs to reform is again in the spotlight following the recent publication of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now. While Ali makes the argument that Islam can reform—and is in desperate need of taking the extreme measures to do so—many of her critics contend that Islam is not in need of reform.

The one argument not being made, however, is the one I make below—namely, that Islam has already “reformed.” And violence, intolerance, and extremism—typified by the Islamic State (“ISIS”)—are the net result of this “reformation”…

…At its core, the Protestant Reformation was a revolt against tradition in the name of scripture—in this case, the Bible. With the coming of the printing press, increasing numbers of Christians became better acquainted with the Bible’s contents, parts of which they felt contradicted what the Church was teaching. So they broke away, protesting that the only Christian authority was “scripture alone,” sola scriptura.

Islam’s current reformation follows the same logic of the Protestant Reformation—specifically by prioritizing scripture over centuries of tradition and legal debate—but with antithetical results that reflect the contradictory teachings of the core texts of Christianity and Islam…

  • Dana Garcia

    “Reform” is a broad term, one that can be twisted for political reasons. One example is how “immigration reform” once meant border security and no amnesty for illegals. That was 20 years ago, then the Raza gang appropriated the phrase with the media’s help, and now “reform” means mass forgiveness given to foreign lawbreakers.

    For Islam, a better word might be “modernize” since its book of scripture is a murder manual and directions for world conquest.

    • WalterBannon

      modernize, reform.. its all the same lie

      You can call genocide whatever you want, paint it a new color and plant some bushes around it but it is still just genocide.

      The only reform that works with Islam is to eliminate it completely.

  • tom_billesley

    Perhaps they’re going ahead with the Counter-Reformation without waiting for the Reformation

    • Minicapt

      The Mohammedans had a bit of a Reformation about AD1100, which was philosophically based, akin to the efforts of Aquinas and Duns Scotus. It petered out due to lack of political support, but the ideas are still floating about for those occasions when someone needs to offer a “modern Islam”.


  • FactsWillOut

    Sunni is is reformed shia.

  • WalterBannon

    Islam can only be reformed by nuking every last muslim