We will be reviewing and discussing Stephen Schwartz's new book The Other Islam. It is important to note that I support the peaceful practice of all religions. Schwartz represents the Islam that we wish were the norm tolerant, cosmopolitan and appreciative of the larger culture.
I am still bothered by the words of Broken Mystic who fails to understand that 9-11 has nothing to do with US foreign policy. The fact that a group has a grievance does not excuse or rationalize a criminal act. A similar thought process would be that since a Muslim radical attacked the USA America has the right to nuke Mecca.
Americans wanted to hear American Muslims unequivocally denounce all terrorism. The folks at CAIR spun and played word games. Almost entirely alone Stephen Schwartz and the CIP stood out in denouncing terror without word games. Schwartz's honor, craftsmanship and skill as a writer and human are noted and surprisingly we even agree with him every now and then.
The folks at the local Borders assured me the book will be in next week.