Saturday, July 08, 2006


Moderate Islamists?

Michael Totten claims to have found them, and he makes a good case. Please do read the whole thing.

Mind you, I don't believe that the inflexibility of (most) devout Muslims is the only problem of Islam vs. the West, or even the primary one. Arafat was profoundly secular; he wrapped himself in Islam for protective coloration, nothing more. So was Saddam Hussein.

Nonetheless, reading about devout Muslims who genuinely feel they can live peacefully alongside the West -- who want to learn things from the West, and feel they have important lessons to teach in turn -- is profoundly refreshing. Have a look.


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