I thought this took some guts.
Indeed, the founded has been sent death threats.
He is quoted as saying:
"We have a theological mafia that controls the Muslim community - bamboozles them, brainwashes them, indoctrinates them - and that they follow without question. And it's this type of unquestioning mind-set that leads to the growth of extremism, radicalism and fanaticism," said Hargey.
I don't agree with religious liberalism, but I prefer it to a religion that requires apostates to be killed.
I suspect, though, that this mosque will turn into the Islamic version of the United Church. When you sap revelation of its supernatural and inerrant status, there's hardly any point of going to Church. You can be liberal at home.
In any case, I hope it does help de-radicalize Islam.