Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hirsi Ali and "Moderate Muslims" in America

Although not to the level of Europe, we in the United States face our own problems with Wahhabi / Salafi Islamists in our midst who, among their many goals, seek to silence any critical analysis of their religion. I posted an exellent essay from the founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, M. Zouhdi Jasser, on this topic yesterday. For another blatant example of the problem with radical Islam in America, there is this post from Pam Gellar at Atlas Shrugs:

Back on Tuesday I wrote a post here on how Muslims failed to ban/ silence Islam's most reliable witness, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, for the crime of opinion.

Local Islamic leaders push to cancel author's talk at UPJ Tribune Democrat

Leaders of Greater Johnstown’s small Islamic community on Monday pressed Pitt-Johnstown to cancel a talk tonight by a best-selling author who they say has criticized their faith.
But the university said the address by Ayaan Hirsi Ali will go on.

They couldn't ban her, so instead of silencing her they want to kill her.
Pittsburgh Islamic Leader: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Should Be Killed LGF

When ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali appeared at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Muslim groups tried to have her speech shut down. And they made it clear that if they had the power, and US law were written according to shari’a, Hirsi Ali would not simply be prohibited from speaking.

According to the president of the Johnstown Islamic Center, Imam Fouad ElBayly, she’d be dead.

And in a perfect example of the bizarre disconnect between reality and the shiny happy multicultural world of the media, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review calls this a “debate on religous freedom."

This isn't Afghanistan, its Pittsburgh.
Read the rest here.

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