While certain Western groups stereotype Muslim culture as universally anti-modern, authoritarian and xenophobic, in fact the historical record shows that Muslim civilization has unique traditions of pluralism, diversity and government by consensus. It also has a strong tradition of enlightened leadership that helped shape the Western concept of the ideal leader.If that's so (which is isn't, since we don't have a "concept of the ideal leader"; that's a Fascist, non-democratic way of looking at leadership) why hasn't the "strong tradition" help shape the Muslim concept of ideal leader, and why are so many Muslim countries ruled by unenlightened tyrants?
Sunday, October 2, 2011
You Owe Us, Infidel!
And now, a word from the lovable folks behind Islamic History Month Canada 2011: