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Title Heretic [electronic resource] : why Islam needs a reformation now / Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Author Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, 1969-
Publication New York : Harper Audio, [2015]
Copyright date ℗2015
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 56 min., 18 sec.)) : digital.
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Description digital
audio file rda
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Note Downloadable audio file.
Performer Narrated by the author.
Summary Today, the world's 1.6 billion Muslims can be divided into a minority of fundamentalists, a majority of observant "daily" Muslims and a few dissidents who risk their lives by questioning their own religion. But there is only one Islam and, as Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues, there is no denying that some of its key teachings- like the subordination of women and the duty to wage holy war- are incompatible with the values of a free society. For centuries it has seemed as if Islam is immune to change. But Hirsi Ali has come to believe that a "Reformation"- a revision of Islamic doctrine aimed at reconciling the religion with modernit- is now at hand, and may even have begun. The Arab Spring may now seem like a political failure. But its challenge to traditional authority revealed a new readiness'not least by Muslim women'to think freely and to speak out. Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues that ordinary Muslims throughout the world want change. Courageously challenging the fundamentalists, she identifies five key amendments to Islamic doctrine that must be made in order to set Muslims free from their 7th-century chains. Interweaving her own experiences, historical analogies and powerful examples from contemporary Islamic societies and cultures, Heretic is not a call to arms, but a passionate plea for peaceful change and a new era of toleration.
Note Title details screen (OverDrive; viewed April 21, 2015).
Subject RELIGION / Islam / General.
Islam and secularism.
Islam -- 21st century.
Islam and politics -- Islamic countries.
Islamic countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author HarperCollins (Firm)
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780062371553 electronic audio bk.
006237155X electronic audio bk.

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