What Hirsi Ali wants
KPA writes from Canada:
I’m not sure how much of Hirsi Ali’s media appearances you’re following, but here are more of her views exposed in an interview with Fareed Zakaria on PBS’s Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria.LA replies:
I think KPA has figured out Ali very well. Ali has no interest in defending the West from Islam. The West doesn’t exist anyway. The West is just “open societies,” a left-liberal formula connoting the replacement of traditional culture and nationhood by a world-wide open field of radically liberated individuals. The West has no interests of its own. It exists only for the purpose of helping spread the “open society.” With regards to Islam, it does this by being completely open to Muslim immigration, and by helping Muslims such as Ali in the feminization and opening up of the Muslim societies. The Muslim world is unable to “open” itself; it needs the West for this.KPA replies:
One more thing I forgot to mention, at the very end, Zakaria makes a bold and ignorant analogy between the “massacres” conducted during the Reformation years by Christians, and the Sunni-Shiite blood bath that’s going on in Iraq (and has a long historical precedence to it.) I wonder where these people get their historical information.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 01, 2007 08:57 AM | Send