Re: Two essays on the violence seemingly inherent in Islam

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 19:10:15 MDT

On reading more carefully the article is fairly reasonable on
the question to the extent it is a "reasonable" question. But I
still warn of the likely consequences of seeing Islam itself as
the "enemy".

- samantha

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> "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:
> >
> >,politics
> >
> > 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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