Liberal intellectuals are frightened of confronting Islam's honour-shame culture
There are 1 comment on the blogs.telegraph.co.uk story from Aug 18, 2011, titled Liberal intellectuals are frightened of confronting Islam's honour-shame culture. In it, blogs.telegraph.co.uk reports that:
Politeness is not saying certain things lest there be violence; civility is being able to say those certain things and there wont be violence.A recent series of polls indicate that European public opinion is substantially concerned by the increasingly aggressive Islam that their substantial immigrant populations have taken to expressing ...
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Since: May 08
#1 Aug 18, 2011
"... Repeatedly, as in the case of Pope Benedict, they step in to prevent anyone (fellow infidels), whom they smear as Islamophobes, from saying something that might bruise Muslims feelings. Indeed, they seem more worried about 'us' provoking Muslim violence than about exploring the sources of Muslim violence. And often they attack those defending democratic principles with a shrill and contemptuous tone that they would never dream of using with Muslims.
"Which brings us back to the 'disconnect'. Our journalist and academic talking heads are subject to a different kind of Islamophobia: an inordinate fear of criticising Islam. And as a result they betray their own real constituencies, those of us committed to the rules civil polities. We cannot defend modern, tolerant, liberal political culture with such fearful people dominating the public sphere."
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