Irshad Manji: “I’m not a moderate Muslim. I’m a reformer.”
God, I admire this woman. Or, should I say, “Allah, I admire this woman”! So brave, so right-on.
The Quran contains three times as many verses calling on Muslims to engage in critical thinking rather than blind submission. And, in that sense, reformist Muslims are at least as authentic as the so-called moderates, and, quite frankly, usually more conservative.