Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Its good to know I'm not alone.

Two things that put me in a good mood to start the day:

1. Canadian Muslims stand up for Denmark, Free Speech and Reason.

It is time for Canadians to stand up for the hard-won democratic values that the Muslim extremists oppose.

By rejecting the agenda of the extremists, Canada's intelligentsia would be standing shoulder to shoulder with the Muslims and secular individuals from the region who reject both Islamophobia and Islamism. Islamism is not the new revolutionary movement against global forces of oppression, as a section of the left in this country erroneously perceives.

Today, the religious right and autocracies in the so-called Islamic world are united in their call for passing legislation to make any discussion on religion a criminal offence.

This, at a time when many writers in Jordan, Iran, Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan are rotting in jails, facing charges of apostasy and blasphemy.


(H/T Peter Jaworski)


2. Prominent Muslims stand up to Fundamentalists worldwide.

We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.

The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.


(H/T Damian Penny)

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, 01 March, 2006, Blogger Shmoo said...

" Islamism is not the new revolutionary movement against global forces of oppression, as a section of the left in this country erroneously perceives."

I agree with you 100%

 

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