Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Honestly talking about Islam and 9-11

Certain ideologies are defined by certain events. Nazism and Auschwitz are tied together. Communism is tied to Gulags, Killing Fields, Terrorism and crimes against humanity. Unfortunately Islam is tied to 9-11 and that is the way it is.

On September 11 my city was attacked and 2900 of my fellow NYC residents were incinerated by lunatics acting in their definition of Islam. Now most of us understand that these lunatics were not acting on behalf of Stephen Schwartz and the average Muslim American. While Schwartz and a few others do not mince words about the evils of terrorism many other Islamic leaders play word games and waffle about terrorism.

Schwartz does grasp the magnitude of the pain and anger Americans feel over the 9-11 attacks. He grasps that many people see the ground zero as a special place to many Americans. He understands that it is not an appropriate place to place a mosque. Schwartz envisions a cosmopolitan Islam where Muslims embrace American values.

We live in a smaller world where the deeds of one or two loonies ( Chavez) can set off Armageddon. The idea that crazed religious loonies can trigger Armageddon while looking for
Utopia is very real. Either we learn to live together or we die in a clash of civilizations.


Ducky's here said...

Stephen Scwartz is not a spokesperson for Islam.

Why not take your lead from Juan Cole, another devotee of Sufism?

Your idea of living together is that everyone live on your terms. Pretty naive to the point of being dumb.

beakerkin said...

Stephen Schwartz is the best spokesman for Islam in the USA. Schwartz is a noble patriot who does not need to say he loves America it is in every paragraph he writes.

As far as living together on my terms. My terms are those of an American patriot dedicated to individual rights and liberties. Whose terms would you suggest Chavez or Bin Ladden.

Cole is your typical far left University Marxist. Sorry, but Schwartz does not play word games with terrorism or need to make up
fairy tale history.

Schwartz's vision is where do we go from here. Your real problem with him is that he rejected Marxism.

The_Editrix said...

"Stephen Schwartz is the best spokesman for Islam in the USA."

Beak, Schwartz' creed has hardly anything to do with Islam and the sect to which he belongs is not recognized by mainstream Islam. He only speaks for himself.

That man is either perfectly versed in the art of taqiyya or an assclown.

It is funny that you even embrace a leftist just because he seems to fill your aching void. "Peaceful Islam" doesn't exist, never has, doesn't, never will. Forget it.

Ducky's here said...

Morris Berman, “Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire” he says: “For what we are now seeing are the obvious characterizations of the West after the fall of Rome: the triumph of religion over reason; the atrophy of education and critical thinking; the integration of religion, the state, and the apparatus of torture — a troika that was for Voltaire the central horror of the pre-Enlightenment world,; and the political and economic marginalization of our culture."


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