Resonding to Tom Dennis [Archives:2004/791/Letters to the Editor]

November 18 2004

Afrah Jaan
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This is in reference to Tom Dennis's response to Islam and Democracy. As a convert I can assure you the emphasis that was given to question all matters of Islam during my search. I was asked to dissect the Qur'an in every possible way until all my concerns were addressed. My questions were based on various levels such as women's rights, science, social structure, ethics etc. Not questioning our faith system is indeed very un-Islamic. If this not democracy at its finest, then I am not sure what it. For one to say questioning is not allowed in Islam is purely false and ignorant. The arguments presented by him are not in anyway a reflection of Islam.