Friday, April 9, 2010

Is Wilders Right About Islam?

Moorthy Muthuswamy (on the FrontPage site) says he is:
...The burden of scientific or statistical evidence suggests that Islam is an intolerant religion that drives its followers toward a violent conquest of unbelievers. If such is the thrust of the Islamic doctrines, their propagation would lead to increased violence directed at non-Muslims. Indeed, rise in Muslim extremism of the past decades is directly correlated with hundreds of billions of dollars spent by government-linked Saudi charities to “propagate” Islam worldwide.

Not surprisingly, even in the modern context, manifestations of Islamic supremacy and conquest are the norm, rather than the exception. Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden outlined a condition for terror attacks against America to cease: “I invite you to embrace Islam.” During the past sixty years most non-Muslim minorities—tens of millions—in all Muslim-majority regions of South Asia were terrorized into leaving for nearby non-Muslim-majority lands. All of this points to conquering land and people for Islam.
America’s policy approach to the Muslim world has been clouded by misrepresentations of Islam’s character. For instance, in one of the most important foreign policy initiatives of his presidency, in the now-famous Cairo speech, Obama observed that “[America and Islam] overlap, and share common principles—principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
We are left with the grim reality that at the fundamental level America’s policies toward the Muslim world are based on false premises—and hence, are untenable. This reality must be acknowledged widely before alternate policies can be devised...
This reality has been rejected in favour of policies predicated on whimsy and delusion. Hence Obama's resolve to remove all mention of the jihad from any discussion of the current conflict.


Jim R said...

If you can't name it, you don't have to fight it.

scaramouche said...

Hey, it worked for Neville Chamberlain, right?

Loga'Abdullah said...

Although it is from last year, I think you may find this book review useful. I come from a Muslim perspective and review the works of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The link is here ... it is good to hear other opinions and ideas.

Hope you find it interesting.