Monday, August 15, 2005

What Arabs Need to Hear:

Seldom does one hear an honest condemnation of the Islamist inspired violence from Muslim leaders without caveats that reduce the condemnation to a meaningless triviality. Seldom do Arab intellectuals criticize the deficiencies of their own culture.

What would such a critic sound like? Here’s a brave Iraqi who says what needs to be said. Tell me if he doesn’t sound like an Arab Zell Miller! (Hat-tip HurryUpHarry - who also has a partial transcript of the video).

4 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

Are there more like Iyad Jamal Al-Din? Of course, it takes only a few terrorists to kill many like Al-Din. Still, a breath of fresh air here.

Will the regimes support such secularism? UC asks the same question in his comment above.

Meanwhile, the last I heard, the Iraqi constitution is on delay, right? Inter-tribal fighting?

8/15/05, 11:38 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

Jason

Hurry up Harry is a great blog that I read. He has some gems on Galloway and Red Ken Livingstone.

On a harsher note did you read what Bat Yeor wrote in Spencers Book. Pan Arabism was a colonial movement nutured by France to further its colonial aspirations. Much of what we face is Pan Arabism reverting to historic form.

Bat Yeor is not easy reading and it takes time to sink in.

8/16/05, 10:57 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Incredible video.

8/17/05, 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Enlightenment Reactionary said...

Jason,

The video was a surprising breath of fresh air. I have long suspected that there must be millions like Iyad Jamal Al-Din in the Middle East, but they were laying low out of fear. The guy has got guts. I'm surprised he's still alive.

ER

8/18/05, 10:57 AM  

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