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Friday, October 22, 2010

Thank God for grown-ups.

A Muslim writer protests the Williams firing.

And in even better news, a group of American and Canadian Muslims stand up for free speech. I especially appreciate this part:

We are concerned and saddened by the recent wave of vitriolic anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic sentiment that is being expressed across our nation.

We are even more concerned and saddened by threats that have been made against individual writers, cartoonists, and others by a minority of Muslims. We see these as a greater offense against Islam than any cartoon, Qur’an burning, or other speech could ever be deemed.


Bravo, ladies and gentlemen! Thanks for standing up and being counted.

4 comments:

Zach said...

Hear, hear!

Sean M. Brooks said...

Hi, Dale!

I'm glad some Muslims are protesting the violence and fanaticism of other Muslims. But when you look deeper into the "nice" things these well meaning persons cite from the Koran, it gets more problematic. There are too many other passages which either contradict the texts they mention or were cited selectively and incompletely.

I far prefer Muslims like Dr. Tawfik Hamid, who was not afraid to be blunt and demand THEOLOGICAL change from Muslims. That is, Hamid demanded that Muslims renounce jihad, Sharia law as public law, dhimmitude and the tyrannizing of non Muslims, and the institutionalized oppression of women in Islam, etc.

So, while I wish such persons well, I'm not too hopeful.

Sincerely, Sean

DP said...

Sean, I'll take good news and blunt talk in defense of common liberties whenever I can get it. The task of reforming Islam is beyond my ken, though I'll have to take a look-see at Dr. Hamid, whom I've never heard of.

Sean M. Brooks said...

Hi, Dale!

I agree, but I feel pessimistic about Islam being reformed. There is too much which is brutal and fanatical in the Koran, Sharia, Hadiths, tafsirs, etc., for me to think reform will come anytime soon.

Wonder what you might think of Andrew McCarthy's book THE GRAND JIHAD?

Sincerely, Sean