Sunday, December 19, 2004

Fear This?


Telegraph | Opinion | It is Muslims who have most to fear from Islamists:

"And that is the worst of it. The word 'Islamophobia' is thrown at people who criticise some aspects of current Islamic thought. But 'phobia' means fear, and I suspect that it is moderate Muslims who are, in that sense, Islamophobic, frightened of what the Islamists are turning their faith into. They cannot find the courage and the words to get to grips with the huge problem that confronts Islam in the modern world.

This is: how does a belief system founded, in part, on conquest, and preaching a virtual identity between religious and political power, live at ease in plural, free, secular societies? Instead of answering this question, they tend to attack the people who ask it, and ask for special laws to silence them."

Merry Christmas, you all.