I wonder what it would have been like to be alive way back when…
There was a time centuries ago in Arab countries when intellectual introspection was common and the culture produced searching, self-critical scholarship in various arenas.
That time is gone. Today, brave and questioning souls like Irshad Manji, who call for an Islamic Reformation, receive death threats. Without the ability to look inward, Arab blame for problems is projected outward – meaning, at Israel and the U.S. That is very dangerous for the world.
Yeah no kidding. We get to see the results of that projection every day, whether it is a muslim blowing himself up in a crowded market, a sniper in Gaza shooting a farmer in Israel, Imams blaming the poverty and illiteracy rampant in muslim countries on the US and its allies (while those same Imams live in grand mosques, feast daily, and have in house harems), and hundreds of other examples of muslim terrorists claiming they are the victims, and the people they blow up, decapitate, shoot and torture are the aggressors.
It is refreshing, no, downright relieving to see that there are people like Emilio Karim Dabul. If only people like him who speak out were offered genuine protection by the governments of both the US and Europe, it would be far easier to conquer the brutality of totalitarian islamism. But the politically correct leftists don’t want to admit that there is such an evil existing today, other than the big bad USA.