Opuštěná renesance islámu

Děti často sedí v kroužku a hrají tichou poštu. Jedno cosi pošeptá svému sousedovi, ten informaci šeptem předá dalšímu a tak dále, až vzkaz obejde dokola. Jakmile poslední děcko pošeptá zprávu prvnímu, jde už o něco naprosto jiného, než co bylo řečeno na začátku.

Zdá se, že něco podobného se stalo uvnitř islámu. Prorok islámu Muhammad přinesl jedno – a pouze jedno – náboženství. Přesto dnes máme snad tisíc náboženství, která do jednoho tvrdí, že jsou islám.

Muslimové, rozštěpeni jejich odlišnými výklady, nehrají už ve světě úlohu, jakou hráli kdysi. Rozkol mezi šíity a sunnity je tak hluboký, že obě strany odsuzují stoupence druhé větve za odpadlíky, káfiry. Přesvědčení, že víra těch druhých není islám a že její následovníci nejsou muslimové, posiluje bratrovražedné války, v nichž zemřely miliony lidí – a umírají další.

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