Sunday, January 02, 2005

When Islam Breaks Down by Theodore Dalrymple

Excellent article on the sources of Muslim rage in Britain and throughout the world. Dalrymple is an excellent writer and admirably forthright. We find his gloss on Christian history is a bit abbreviated -- if he were less dismissive of the achievements of the Christian West qua Christian, he might be less mystified as to why Islam has not exactly recapitulated Christianity's development. But there's no denying the strength of this piece. Particularly telling are his observations on the plight of Islamic women and the character of Muslims incarcerated in Britain.
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