Islams Opplysningtid er startet

Sekulære muslimer og andre er gått sammen for å gi islam sin Opplysningstid. Samarbeidet er nedfelt i St. Petersburg deklarasjonen.

Noen av dem som har undertenget samarbeidet i St. Petersburg deklarasjonen er blant annet Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ibn Warraq, Wafa Sultan m.fl. Her heter det blant annet:

«We are secular Muslims, and secular persons of Muslim societies. We are believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between the free and the unfree.

We affirm the inviolable freedom of the individual conscience. We believe in the equality of all human persons.

We insist upon the separation of religion from state and the observance of universal human rights.

We find traditions of liberty, rationality, and tolerance in the rich histories of pre-Islamic and Islamic societies. These values do not belong to the West or the East; they are the common moral heritage of humankind.

We see no colonialism, racism, or so-called ‘Islamaphobia’ in submitting Islamic practices to criticism or condemnation when they violate human reason or rights.»

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