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The angst of a liberal Muslim

The book is likely to find more readership among the kind of liberal Muslims whom the author painstakingly berates, and among Sangh Parivar intellectuals who can sharpen their Muslim-baiting arguments

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Archis Mohan
In Who Killed Liberal Islam, Hasan Suroor argues that left-wing Muslim intellectuals paraded as the liberal heart of the community, the Muslims who write op-ed pieces and appear on TV to denounce Sharia, have “done more damage to the cause of Muslim liberalism than good.”

The book is a lament at the near-absence of liberal Islam. It is also a story of the author’s personal awakening to the fact that the voice of Muslim liberals, as endangered a species as they are, counts for so little among their co-religionists. One has to wonder why this should be the case —

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First Published: Aug 29 2019 | 11:58 PM IST

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