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I would have said that this hits hardest those professional moderates who have grown rich and laden with honors by telling Western audiences what they want to hear, that is, feeding them soothing half-truths and outright lies about how Islam will soon reform and is or soon will be completely compatible with Western secular governance, but they won’t be affected at all. There is always a large audience for those who tell people what they want to hear, however false it may be.
“Pres. of Cairo University Calls for Revision, Interdisciplinarity in Religious Sciences, Sheikh of Al-Azhar University Responds: The Conflict between Islam, Modernity Is Made up by the West to Hold Us Back, Control How People View Islam,” , January 28, 2020: