Saturday, March 27, 2004


From "The Trouble With Islam," by Irshad Manji -- Page 42

We said that our [Muslim] faith had been "hijacked." I couldn't stand this metaphor. It implied that Islam itself was a plane cruising toward some haven of human rights, and that, had September 11th not happened, the passengers of Air Koranistan would have reached their wondrous address with nary a bump. As if our religion were an innocent bystander in the violence perpetrated by Muslims. Being self-critical means coming clean about the nasty side of the Koran, and how it informs terrorism.