Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Islam is the solution

This May 2008 article by Egyptian sociologist Sa'ad Eddin Ibrahim refutes the Islamist slogan that "Islam is the solution," listing all the countries where radical Muslims rallied behind it have ended up primarily killing other Muslims. Islamists in Iraq, he says, have killed ten times as many Muslims as have U.S. forces.

In condemning terrorist attacks in Iraq, Ibrahim is signalling a change of heart since his last article in December 2007, a change that came after strong criticism from three Iraqi intellectuals. Indeed, if we succeed in Iraq, the mark of that success will be Iraqis themselves telling the rest of the world about it. (Thanks to MEMRI.)

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