Monday, May 12, 2008


It's not even shocking anymore.

Two weeks after The Observer revealed the shocking story of Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, murdered because of her infatuation with a British solider in Basra, southern Iraq, her father is defiant. Sitting in the front garden of his well-kept home in the city's Al-Fursi district, he remains a free man, despite having stamped on, suffocated and then stabbed his student daughter to death.
What shocks me is the overwhelming public opinion that Islam is, for the most part, at its core, to the majority, a religion of peace. Peace is a weird fringe aberration in Islam.

On a related note, I recently read Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I very strongly recommend it.

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