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The Quran Problem and Islamism. Salim Mansur. Mantua Books, 2017.
 
Salim Mansur writes as a self-described “dissident Muslim,” which he defines as “someone who either critically questions or rejects the 'officially’ sanctioned views, doctrines, and dogmas of traditional Islam in favour of ‘rethinking Islam’ within the modern context” (3).  His concern is the “crisis of Islam” caused by the rise of…

In the course of the analysis of Islamist terrorism, we made a basic analytical distinction that needs to be discussed in more detail. On the one hand, we said, there existed the history of societies and political orders informed by Islam, an account of which we called a history of the Islamic community. We assumed here that the status of…