Posts from February 27, 2005

Free Muslims Against Terrorism

Free Muslims Against Terrorism

: I hadn’t heard of Free Muslims Against Terrorism until I read a link on Relapsed Catholic to this from one of the group’s leaders, Kamal Nawash:

Only moderate Muslims can challenge and defeat extremist Muslims. We can no longer afford to be silent. If we remain silent to the extremism within our community, then we should not expect anyone to listen to us when we complain of stereotyping and discrimination by non-Muslims. We should not be surprised when the world treats all of us as terrorists. And we should not be surprised when we are profiled at airports.

Simply put, not only do Muslims need to join the war against extremism and terror, we need to take the lead in this war.

I’ve been waiting a long time to hear that.

Maher time

Maher time

: Watched Maher last night. Tim Robbins looked chronically confused. Tucker Carlson said that spreading democracy is not cause for sending our soldiers into war. Robbins said Iraq now has a president who won’t shake hands with women. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones said she respects that Muslim choice. Maher and Carlson both said, “You’ve got to be kidding.”

It’s a damned Cirque du Soleil of politics. It’s the Blue Man Group of the blue states.

Maher said he doesn’t agree with Ward Churchill but then turned around and said, “Is the United States guilty of a passive aggressive violence against the world? Yes.”

At the end, Maher said they’ve been trying hard to get more conservatives in the audience so they don’t all hoot at the same lines from the panel. But he said it’s hard because conservatives don’t like him.