Kudos and thanks to the Emory Wheel for actually printing this. Now watch for the firestorm. I predict right now that none of the responses will deal with the fact that this letter is made up largely of quotations from Islamic sources, except possibly to claim (falsely) that these sources are “marginal” and that no Muslims pay attention to them. However, while the claim will be made that my quotations are “cherry-picked,” “out of context,” and so on, no actual documentary evidence will be offered that the schools of Islamic jurisprudence do not actually teach warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers. No such evidence can be offered, because they do teach this.
“A Bestselling Author Offers a Different Definition of Jihad,” from The Emory Wheel.