The Conservative movement in Judaism was created as an outgrowth of the reformers by those who felt that the reform movement had changed too much. So they became more conservative–hence the name. Even Orthodoxy was a response to the modern new values. Orthodox Jews tried to maintain more of the tradition in the face of the changes.
Islam did not experience any of that modernization. There were no major Muslim communities in Western Europe that needed to blend in with the modern, new, now secular world. No changes were ever made.
That is where the problem rests for Barack Obama.
The President does not understand the history and evolution and consequently the differences between Christianity and Islam. Mr. President, Islam is not like Christianity. Never was and never will be. That’s important to understand.Read More