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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Polemic Against Islamophobes

DA at Crimes of Aquinas has posted an excellent polemic, in which he rails against some ignorant but worryingly popular conceptions of Islam in America. As I've said in some of my earlier comments, The silent Muslim majority facing up to problems within our own societies, needs to be accompanied by commentators in the West arguing against their own reactionaries as David Aaronovitch did in the column which I linked to a couple of days ago.

One particular piece of propaganda which I've come across on the web is the book Islam Undressed by Vernon Richards(who I couldn't find more information on). Someone (preferably an American Religious Conservative) needs to do a thorough fisking of this book as running a google search on it suggests that it is quite influential in conservative circles and may influence those who have defended the Bush administration's authorisation of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

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