Chadash Assur Min Hatorah? Sure, in Islam!


The many fundamentalists and other devotees who dress as Muhammad did and adopt 7th century lifestyles to some degree or another underscore the importance of tradition in Islam. The religion is highly conservative and resistant to change, which is viewed with suspicion. As scholar Bernard Lewis points out, in Islam an innovation is presumed to be bad unless it can be proven to be good.

Antireligious neoconservative Dr. Lewis is not the most unbiased scholar in the world, but this sounds likely.

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