Friday, August 18, 2006

Ah! When Responsible Muslims Speak Out...

It is refreshing to see a Muslim address the Muslim community towards taking responsibility that is theirs to take. I refer you to a NYTimes editorial by Irshad Manji in her "Muslim Myopia." A professor at Yale, she articulates the fallacy that points to U.S. foreign policy as the cause of Islamic fundamentalism, ergo, Islamic terrorism:

"But violent jihadists have rarely needed foreign policy grievances to justify their hot heads. There was no equivalent to the Iraq debacle in 1993, when Islamists first tried to blow up the World Trade Center, or in 2000, when they attacked the American destroyer Cole. Indeed, that assault took place after United States-led military intervention saved thousands of Muslims in Bosnia and Kosovo. "

I'm not sure how her comments in this article will play in the MSM. However, I'm sure you will enjoy her fresh approach that needs to be the norm for moderate Muslims--people who I KNOW hate to see their religion being highjacked by terrorist thugs.

Three cheers for Irshad!


At 12:57 PM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

All of the major religions have been hi-jacked by people justifying acts of hate, violence and repression.

Such is the flawed nature of humankind.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Yes, that is a harsh reality of life, Daniel. Humility is sorely needed!

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Indeed it is, I mean I know Ihave no fiath but i can't fathom why you would manipulate and twist the words of a holy book to suit your own ends because surely you'd realise that you would be punished for this sin?

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

I'm with you. I can't fathom it either. When deception is complete, I really don't think the deceived even realize anymore. It's beyond comprehension.


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