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Alykhan Velshi is an Ismaili Muslim, in the noble modernist tradition of A.A. Fyzee, who graduated with a law degree from The London School of Economics. In July, 2005 he wrote these frank words published at NRO: The war on terror is not simply against terror-sponsoring states, but against the institutions of civil society that give terrorists quiet support, that inflame local Muslim populations, and that prevent the emergence of a moderate, peaceful form of Islam. The war on terror can never be won unless Muslims who have the privilege of living in the West stand up for civilization against the forces of barbarism and nihilism. I wish I could say otherwise, but I won't be holding my breath. The intrepid Velshi  is now challenging Saudi Arabia's oil revenue funded Islamic religious bigotry -- with an emphasis on the Kingdom's particularly oppressive misogyny -- via an advertising campaign (and website) promoting the idea's put forth in Ezra Levant's 2010 book Ethical Oil: The...(Read Full Post)