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[Nettime-nl] Fighting Islam's Ku Klux Klan
Francisco van Jole on Tue, 9 Oct 2001 09:19:02 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] Fighting Islam's Ku Klux Klan


Een van de eerste reacties op de aanslagen van 11 september kwam van Felipe Rodriquez die stelde dat het Westen en Israel zich nu moesten afvragen waarom ze zo gehaat worden. Ik vond dat een verkeerde logica. Afgelopen zondag schreef de Iraakse dissident Kanan Makiya een helder betoog in de Briste Observer waarin hij onder meer uitlegt waarom de vraag van Felipe niet aan de orde is. Hij verwoordt het vele malen beter dan ik ooit zou kunnen:
 
"This is not Islam any more than the Ku Klux Klan is Christianity. No concessions can be made to either mindset which have more in common with one another than they do with the religions they claim to represent.  To argue, as many Arabs and Muslims are doing today (and not a few liberal Western voices), that 'Americans should ask themselves why they are so hated in the world' is to make such a concession; it is to provide a justification, however unwittingly, for this kind of warped mindset. The thinking is the same as the 'linkage' dreamed up by Saddam Hussein when he tried to get the Arab world to believe that he had occupied Kuwait in 1990 in order to liberate Palestine. The difference being that if the argument was intellectually vacuous then, it is a thousand times more so now."
 
http://www.observer.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,564657,00.html
 
(via http://www.aldaily.com/ )
 
vriendelijke groet,
 
FvJ