By Noah Fitzgerel
“The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate.”
When Newsweek published this sentence from Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s “The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World” on February 6, the publication stooped to a new low. The article that Ms. Ali wrote was simply a well-worded rendition of an alarming new paradigm in “academic” thought — the systematic amalgamation of Muslims justified under the accusation of hypocrisy.
The article aimed to appeal to readers through the utilization of statistics that evinced the growing persecution of Christians in nations with populations which overwhelmingly adhere to Islam. I should establish that Ms. Ali’s assertion of the rising persecution of Christians in Muslim nations is a real problem, and just as unfortunate as Ms. Ali stated. Fundamentally, the systematic persecution of a people is never acceptable. However, I believe that the end to which Ms. Ali attempted to use the statistics was inappropriate. [Read more...]