Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new line

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has come back to The Netherlands. Because she has not found anyone there willing to pay for her protection.

What is interesting is that she has a new line on Islam according to Rod Dreher, who quotes an interview on Reason, which is not yet online (HT Mr. Laurence Auster).

Ayaan: "Only if Islam is defeated. Because right now, the political side of Islam, the power-hungry expansionist side of Islam, has become superior to the Sufis and the Ismailis and the peace-seeking Muslims.

Reason: Don't you mean defeating radical Islam?

Hirsi Ali: No. Islam, period. Once it's defeated, it can mutate into something peaceful. It's very difficult to even talk about peace now. They're not interested in peace."


Ayaan: "There is no moderate Islam. There are Muslims who are passive, who don't all follow the rules of Islam, but there's really only one Islam, defined as submission to the will of God. There's nothing moderate about it.

Reason: So when even a hard-line critic of Islam such as Daniel Pipes says, "Radical Islam is the problem, but moderate Islam is the solution," he's wrong?

Hirsi Ali: He's wrong. Sorry about that."

In the discussion on View from the Right there is a suggestion that one of the reasons why Ayaan is moving back is because the neo-cons that she is working for at the AEI are forcing her to toe the line on "the solution to radical Islam is moderate Islam". It is this crazy belief that has enticed the US to waste its strength by bringing democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan.

That is one frightening suggestion. The neo-cons are worse than useless in the fight for the West and against Islam.

Find the article by Rod Dreher on Ayaan here.

The article has an interesting treatise of difference of the role of religion in US and European societies.

Find the discussion of the Rod Dreher's article on VFR here.

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