Textual Study Of The Koran Starts To Get Daring

“The Koran may be interpreted but from a believer’s viewpoint, nothing in it can be set aside. Yet, at least in the calm, superficially courteous world of Western academia, debating the precise text of the Koran” – and, more crucially, how that text varied in its early versions – “is increasingly common.”

Source: The Economist 12/31/11