"What many Muslims fail to realize is the extent to which the exploitation of human beings, oppression, authoritarianism, and despotism are truly potent impediments- impediments that render the whole human dynamic with the Divine covenant plagued with falsehood, insincerity, and hypocrisy. …despotism and oppression take many forms and are perpetuated under a variety of guises. From a theological point of view, the worst forms are when human beings usurp the role of God, and exploit the name of the Divine in the process of erasing the autonomy and will of other human beings." - Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl in the Foreword of Amina Wadud’s Inside the Gender Jihad.