Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Recommended reading: Chris Hedges on "The War Against Tolerance"

When I first started blogging a year ago, I posted "Does fear of Islam stalk the land?" about the beliefs of three of my friends who are indeed afraid of Islam, aka Muslims. I still find their fear disturbing.

So does Chris Hedges. Go to my November 30th post for more information about Chris.

On February 11th, Chris posted "The War Against Tolerance." It’s pretty alarming. It describes three self-described former Muslim terrorists who have converted to Christianity and are touring in this country spewing “…[R]acist filth about Islam on behalf of groups such as Focus on the Family

“These men stoke these irrational fears. They defend the perpetual war unleashed by the Bush administration and championed by Sen. John McCain. McCain frequently reminds listeners that “the greatest danger facing the world is Islamic terrorism,” as does Mike Huckabee, who says that “Islamofascism” is “the greatest threat this country [has] ever faced.”

It’s hard to read stuff like this, but we need to.


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