Confronting the reality of radical Islam


Today’s New York Times has an excellent “>say to Islamic clerics in Egypt that the time is overdue for an ecclesiastical revolution in Islam,

It’s inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible!

Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live? Impossible!”

Then why are we so timid in describing what any thinking person in the world can see plainly—there is a serious problem with Islam which needs reforming and moderate Muslims have been intimidated into silence.

One of the most egregious examples of timidity in public honesty and common sense was former governor Howard Dean who recently “>apologized. Fears of sharia law being imposed in Oklahoma or

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