Monday, December 07, 2009

Omar M. Ahmad and Akbar Ahmed -

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth. -- Council on American-Islamic Relations Chairman Omar M. Ahmad, speech, July 1998

Interesting to juxtapose with

In the repressive cultural and intellectual milieu that prevails in the modern Muslim state it is wiser for a writer not to write, for a thinker not to think; it is prudent to be a coward.....It is no wonder that most original writers are either abroad or broken or silenced.....Paradoxically a home is provided for them in the West, usually in the USA and the UK which attracts the highest number of intellectual writers from the Muslim world. - Akbar Ahmed, Islam Today, I.B.Tauris, 1999 p150

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