I agree with your main thesis, regarding the problem of Muslim influencers taking the modern political landscape at face-value and phrasing the Islamic narrative in a way that fits non-abrasively in modern popular conceptions of good and evil.

However I don't agree that new insights can't be extracted from the texts in response to emergent issues in the world. Scholarship continues in every generation, and it's not necessary that every insight has already been extracted by the previous mufasireen. A priori there would be nothing wrong with a mufasir of today extracting, say, an anti-racist lesson from a Qur'anic story where previous mufasireen didn't.

What is wrong is the effort (intentional or otherwise) to turn Muslims into liberal ideologues with an Islamic flavor.

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Are you aware of the CIA’s role in the development of “modern art”?

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