Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pakistani Brit Calls Out Lefty Indulgence of Islamism

WELL, SOMEBODY SHOULD: Pakistani Brit Calls Out Lefty Indulgence of Islamism.

Maajid Nawaz is a …
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WELL, SOMEBODY SHOULD: Pakistani Brit Calls Out Lefty Indulgence of Islamism.

Maajid Nawaz is a sharply dressed, cosmopolitan European campaigner against “theocracy” and patriarchal society, so you’d think that he’d win plaudits from the left. Instead he’s been attacked in the pages of the Guardian—because he’s a Brit of Pakistani descent campaigning against Islamic radicalism. Somewhere in the past few years, the international left’s wires seem to have gotten crossed on the subject of Islam, such that the angriest voices in Islam are treated as the most “authentic” (frequently by privileged white Western lefties), while those in Islam who speak out against such voices, no matter how just their cause or how deep their roots in the community, get little support. . . .

Well, Nawaz himself isn’t backing down. And sometimes the simplest truths take the most courage to say.
Yep.

by Glenn Reynolds via Instapundit