Thursday, March 2

exterminate the ones who slander islam

Salman Rushdie is among a dozen writers to have put their names to a statement in a French weekly paper warning against Islamic "totalitarianism".
The writers say the violence sparked by the publication of cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad shows the need to fight for secular values and freedom.

"After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new global threat: Islamism," the manifesto says. "We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all."
The writers said they refused to accept that Muslim men and women "should be deprived of their rights to equality, liberty or secularity in the name of respect for culture or tradition".
They also said they would not give up their critical spirit out of fear of being accused of Islamophobia.
"Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present," the writers added, saying it is nurtured by fears and frustrations.

(cut and pasted from the BBC website)


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1 comment:

Zee said...

For some Islam is a religion corrupted with secularism. For others, Socialism and National Socialism are pathological forms of religion. Is this really the crucial issue right now? What is at stake is that Western civilization is based on individual freedom and responsibility, freedom to be a religious person and also freedom to be an atheist.
Secularism can mean either separation of church and state or agressive anti-religious policy. I oppose the latter. Jihadists oppose the former. And, as noted by European Muslims, Islam does not support the distinction between religion and politics, church and state. And thus everyone opposing Islamism have two options: either re-unite sword and altar and declare another Christian crusade or actively support secularism.