Monday, March 26, 2007

It's In There

[posted by Callimachus]

From one who knows:

And as long as we, as Muslims, do not acknowledge that there is a violent streak in Islam, unless we acknowledge that, then we are gonna always lose the battle to the militants, by being in complete denial about it.

It's in the holy book. Like dietary restrictions are in Judaism and ascetic otherworldly perfectionism is in Christianity. That doesn't mean it rules the faith and motivates the faithful. But it's in there. You don't start by pretending it's not or attacking those who notice.