Saturday, October 9, 2010
Hitches is right, when Islam first got started it drew from the sources from which it conquered. From Egypt Persia all these great places. And there was its spurt, Muslims look longingly at. But soon it became inward-looking, arrogantly assuming it had all the answers within it ~ shutting out new ideas and closed its shop to progression ~ tragically while its followers imagined that it was still open.
For Islam today ~ seeking a way to repair its ego ~ the west is the new Persia, the new Egypt ~ the newest place where it can claim its advancements as its own.
To Hitchens ~ I would much prefer the Pope ~ than the Mullahs!
Tariq Ramadan's Islamic Dreamland [and its eventual revival / below]
Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan Debate: Is Islam a Religion of Peace?
Posted by Cole at 10:48 AM