Turkey in radical revision of Islamic texts

A BBC report gives details of a revision of the Hadith under way in Turkey.

Pehaps this paragraph summarises the significance.

According to Fadi Hakura, an expert on Turkey from Chatham House in London, Turkey is doing nothing less than recreating Islam – changing it from a religion whose rules must be obeyed, to one designed to serve the needs of people in a modern secular democracy. He says that to achieve it, the state is fashioning a new Islam. “This is kind of akin to the Christian Reformation,” he says.

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