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"Our goal is to marginalize, discredit and defeat the ideology of radical Islamism," says C. Holland Taylor, the chairman and CEO of the LibForAll Foundation, "and to transform the understanding that Muslims have of their religious obligations."

Taylor is a Christian-turned-Universalist — a South Carolinian expert in Islam residing in Indonesia — who left the cushy corporate world for more spiritual pastures. These involve "helping ensure the global triumph of a pluralistic and tolerant understanding of Islam, at peace with itself in the modern world."

This, he argues, is the only way that the West and Muslims themselves will be able to eradicate the evil of those who have been politicizing and exploiting Islam for pernicious aims at global hegemony.


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