Moderate Islam- Clash or Convergence?

In New York City recently, the Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak has shown clever timing in proposing a worldwide confederation of the more civilized Muslim countries to present the “real”, as opposed to “extreme”, form of Islam. His call for a “Global Movement of the Moderates” was aimed at rallying leaders and intellectuals of the Islamic world to come forward and state their stand openly and firmly against extremism. Certainly, this is an idea whose time has come. The next question is, can the Muslim majority agree as to what “moderate Islam” really means? Continue reading