14 December 2007

A Muslim woman weighs in

An interesting take on the Aqsa Parvez story from an unlikely venue... the usually exquisitely politically correct CBC.
Meanwhile, the mullahs and Islamists are busy dismissing the idea that Aqsa's alleged murder had anything to do with religion. They are circulating rumours on-line that she had a black boyfriend, that she was sexually promiscuous, that she was a drug pusher.
I had no idea that this sort of thing had been going on. As a Muslim herself, the author of this article is obviously closer to the goings on within the community.
The friends and classmates of Aqsa, who aren't concerned with political correctness, have said without hesitation that Aqsa was abused and threatened at home because of the religious fanaticism of her family.

They have said she was killed because she wanted to be herself.
"In fact not one single Muslim I know agrees with what he did and we all pray that God bless this little girls soul and may God keep her in his mercy and bring her the justice she deserves after suffering through what was done to her."
LAST WORD: Michael Coren has his say
Only a bigot would argue that every Muslim was violent or opposed to Western freedom. But only a coward or a liar would argue that there was not a profound and deeply worrying link between conservative Islam and myriad acts of terror, intolerance and hysterical anger.

It is not I who say this but the countless Muslims who take to the streets at the drop of a cartoon to scream for blood and war; or the Muslims who preach jihad in North America and Europe, where they enjoy open societies founded on Christian enlightenment.

They may represent a minority, but the harm they do is incalculable. This dysfunctional venom does not come from Christian, Jew, Hindu or Buddhist and fatuous relativism will only blind the foolish.

It is time for free discussion in this free country, whether it offends or not.
And what... pray tell... is the deal with Turkey?