Turkish govt to censor hadiths

I blogged elsewhere about a harebrained and counterproductive Turkish scheme to publish a "politically correct" hadith collection that is free of any traditions that violate modern gender sensibilities.

Promoting reform by hacking up sacred texts – Eteraz.org

In a move reminiscent of Thomas Jefferson’s rationalistic rearrangement of the New Testament, the Turkish government is planning to bowlderize hadith collections so as to eliminate traditions deemed misogynistic.

This strikes me as an intellectually indefensible and politically tone-deaf move that is far more likely to undermine the cause of gender reform than inspire much needed debate.

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