Posted by: Christine Johnson | September 18, 2006

Hitting the Nail on the Head

Against the Grain has amazing coverage of the brouhaha surrounding Islamists’ reaction to Pope Benedict XVI’s lecture given in Regensberg last week. (Really, folks, it was a long lecture with only a few sentences referencing Islam. Get a grip.)

Anyway…added to the post today was this, which is well worth looking over:

Syrian blogger Ammar Abdulhamid gets it:

Have all leaders, religious and political, in the so-called Muslim World, become illiterate all of a sudden? Or are they intent on using every little opportunity that presents itself to prove in deed what they continue to deny in words, namely: that Islamic civilization and culture are dead, and that Muslims are adamant on continuing their head-long descent into barbarity?

Ammar Abdulhamid lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. He left Damascus, Syria, due to his increasing and vocal criticism of the ruling regime and its president. Read his post. It’s really too bad this couldn’t come from, say, a blogger in the Middle East — but clear-headed thinking nonetheless.

Be sure to check out the rest of the post, as linked in the title above, for an extensive round-up of information and editorializing.



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