Saturday, February 18, 2006

Taking a hard look at yourself

Mansoor Ijaz says what only a Muslim can say. I have always liked his work, as he speaks as an American who happens to be a Muslim...and he is blunt.
  • The first truth is that most Muslim ideologues are hypocrites.
  • The second truth — one that the West needs to come to grips with — is that there is no such human persona as a "moderate Muslim."
Read the whole thing for the meaty details, but here is where he hits it out of the park.
In fact, the most glaring truth is that Islam's mobsters fear the West has it right: that we have perfected the very system Islam's holy scriptures urged them to learn and practice. And having failed in their mission to lead their masses, they seek any excuse to demonize those of us in the West and to try to bring us down. They know they are losing the ideological struggle for hearts and minds, for life in all its different dimensions, and so they prepare themselves, and us, for Armageddon by starting fires everywhere in a display of Islamic unity intended to galvanize the masses they cannot feed, clothe, educate or house.

This is not Islam. And the faster its truest believers stand up and demonstrate its values and principles by actions, not words, the sooner a great religion will return to its rightful role as guide for nearly a quarter of humanity.
Hat tip The Corner.

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