Heretic: why Islam needs a reformation now

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Explores how Islam can be reconciled with modernity to end terrorism, sectarian warfare and the repression of women and minorities.
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subject_facet HISTORY / Middle East / General, Islam -- 21st century, Islam and politics -- Islamic countries, Islam and secularism, Islamic countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century, Islamic modernism, Islamic renewal, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern, Religion / Islam / General, e-Audiobooks
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title_full Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now / Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now [electronic resource] / Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Heretic Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now
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