January 22, 2009

Petition in Support of Geert Wilders

I'll have to agree with CJ's comments on the stupidity of Wilders' and others calling for the Quran to be outlawed. The sentiment is double for those who want to ban Islam (greyrooster).

We managed to defeat the great Communist empire, all while Das Kapital was perfectly legal and the Communist Party USA duped people into believing that Breshnev's Soviet Union was a more just society than our own.

Besides, the major threat of the Islamist movement to most of the world's population isn't violent jihad given that many of these movements (ie, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood) have embraced democratic processes for achieving their ends. The major problem with Islamism is that sharia law is so fundamentally oppressive and anathema to liberty. One major point of oppression being that sharia outlaws criticism of Islam, conversion of Muslims to other religions, and embraces religious censorship.

So, sign the petition in support of Geert Wilders, but understand that it is not necessary to defeat an oppressive ideology through adopting similarly oppressive ideologies.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:20 AM | Comments |