Re: Two essays on the violence seemingly inherent in Islam

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 18:19:34 MDT

"Alex F. Bokov" wrote:
> Bravo! Excellent links, Joe. Thoughtul, well researched, and gutsy
> enough to call them as they see them. Except, I think maybe for the
> second one you actually meant to link:
> Hopefully Samantha can read and comment on these. I'd be curious
> to see her response.

I couldn't read the first url. The second is full of mere
opinions, mostly under-informed and unschooled in Islam and
comparative religion. Both are irrelevant to the simple fact
that starting a war against the world's most populous religion
as such is a very direct way to destroy almost all hope of
acheiving our vaunted extropian dreams. The amount of sheer
terror, death and human suffering likely to ensue from any such
serious attempt is beyond calm consideration. It is not a mere
intellectual exercise. Anti-Islam is no more tenable and no
more a mere intellectual question than anti-semitism. I beg of
all intelligent, caring people to not go down this path. It is
deadly dangerous.

- samantha

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