The spelling of “Muslim” and “Islam”
A commenter informed me:
I never capitalize muslim or islam.I replied:
A proper name, such as Muslim, must be capitalized. It doesn’t matter whether we don’t like Muslims. We can’t treat the rules of capitalization as a partisan enterprise in which we capitalize the names of the parties we like, and don’t capitalize the names of the parties we don’t like. In such a game, Islam critics write “muslim” but capitalize “Christian”; anti-Semites write “jew” but capitalize “White”; black nationalists spell “white” lowercase but capitalize “Black.” This is just too stupid. It is not something worthy of intelligent men.The reader replied:
Point taken; you are correct.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 14, 2012 04:37 PM | Send