9/11/2011: Will We Finally Heed Ibn Warraq?

Ten years later, Ibn Warraq's statement from September 2001 in the immediate aftermath of the horrific acts of jihad terrorism on 9/11/2001, contains irrefragable truths still tragically ignored by our policymaking elites, both military and diplomatic. Ibn Warraq, September 2001: [T]o pretend that Islam has nothing to do with Terrorist Tuesday is to willfully ignore the obvious and to forever misinterpret events....[T]he so-called experts on Islam in western universities, in the media, in the churches and even in government bureaus have become apologists for Islam. They bear some responsibility for creating an atmosphere little short of intellectual terrorism where any criticism of Islam is denounced as fascism, racism, or  "orientalism." They bear some responsibility for lulling the public into thinking that "The Islamic Threat " is a myth. It is our duty to fight this intellectual terrorism. It is our duty to defend the values of liberal democracy Moving forward from this...(Read Full Post)