Monday, September 18, 2006

Is this Islamic Introspection?

Fire of Liberty

I found this interesting article in the Evening Standard(London) which notes the current dust-up in the Muslim world over Pope Benedict XVI's September 12, 2006 speech at the University of Regensburg, see here. From what I've seen the most recent outbursts is just another demonstration of how a lot of folks in the West are a little skeptical of the claims that "Islam is a religion of peace." If Muslims of the world are truly comfortable with their faith and want to reassure folks of the West that the part about Islam being a religion of "peace" then they've got to be willing to take an introspective look at their faith and challenge and condemn the individuals of their faith that blow up women and children, behead captives, and call for the death or burn effigies of folks who challenge or questions things about Islam. All in all, these outbursts at the Pope and the riots over the cartoons of Mohammed this past year shows that Muslims have got to learn a little more about the so-called "tolerance" that they preach to individuals who dare to question anything about Islam or the actions of Muslims.

See here, here, here, here, here here, here, and here for more.

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