“If Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood is the world’s most important experiment in how Islam and democratic modernity can be reconciled,” writes Roger Cohen in The New York Times, “then the country’s constitution, now in its last phase of drafting, is the crux of that test.”
Read the rest: “Shariah’s Limits“.
What’s your opinion?
Have you seen the anti-jihad advertisements? What do you think?
Here’s Mike Honda’s take in The Washington Post: “Anti-jihad ads reminiscent of McCarthyism, 1950s fear mongering“.
He notes: “The reality with religion — whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu or other — is that all of these groups have the potential for peace and the potential for violence.”
“A teenage girl speaking out for girls’ education is just about the most terrifying thing in the world for the Taliban. She is not some Western NGO activist who just parachuted into Pashtun country to hand out ESL textbooks. She is far more dangerous than that: a local, living advocate of progress, education, and enlightenment. If people like Yousafzia were to multiply, the Taliban would have no future.”
Read the rest of William J. Dobson’s article online.
“’Let this be a lesson’, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said afterward. He added that if [Malala Yousafzai] survives, the Taliban would again try to kill her.”
(That’s from Nicholas D. Kristof’s editorial in the New York Times: “Her ‘Crime’ Was Loving Schools“.)
It’s now up to the people of Pakistan to be certain that they don’t carry out their threat.