Source: The Times of India, by Bruce Lawrence.
HYDERABAD: Eminent scholar Bruce Lawrencesaid that the word ‘fundamentalism’ does not fit Islam and Hinduism as both religions were not fundamentalist in nature and that the verses of the Quran have been taken out of context by radical groups to further their agenda.
Addressing a gathering of media persons at the US Consulate, Professor Lawrence said, “Islam became political before being identified with terrorism. Where does Islam become a part of a political project. The public awareness of Islam has tended to overshadow the spiritual use of Islam,” he noted.