A Muslim against Islamism
A blogger called Amil Imani, who, as I guess, is an Iranian living in the U.S. (he doesn’t provide any biographial information himself), opposes “Islamism.” He is confused as to whether Islamism is a “mutation” of Islam or an intrinsic feature of Islam. Here is his summary description of Islam and his list of what he wants us to do about it:
Islamism is a pincers, with the world in its jaws between the end-of-the-world Shiism and the jihadist Sunnis. The two jaws aim to crush the life of all non-believers. It is imperative that people who value liberty rise up and act to defeat Islamism. Here are some specific suggestions:His silence about reducing Muslim immigration, his sole focus on the openly “hateful” aspects of Islam combined with his concern about stopping “hate” against Muslims, show him as someone who, notwithstanding his opposition to extremists, would allow the total power of Islam—along with, inevitably, its extremism—to keep increasing in the West.
By the way, the article by Amil Imani was by sent to me by Jeff in England, who put this in the subject line of his e-mail:
THE IMANI I WAS LOVING COULD NEVER GET CLEANThat’s an amusing paraphrase from the Bob Dylan song, “Where Are You Tonight?”
Your partners in crime hit me up for nickels and dimes,Emily in Australia writes:
I think that Amil Amani would be horrified if he knew that you had classified him as a Muslim, as he is very much an apostate! I know this to be true, as he has written many excellent articles, such as this one, for the website Islam Watch (“Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims”).Jeff in England writes:
Larry, after reading several of Amani’s articles I think this a man who could get ‘clean’ and whom we shouldn’t write off. Of course he would have to come out for severe immigration restriction. His mention of the Hate Laws seemed to be aimed at restraining Muslims’ hate for us, not the other way around. However I might be misinterpreting both him (and you) on that one.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 26, 2007 11:10 AM | Send