My husband and I have just read the suggested essay by Fjordman in preperation of receiving the film, Farewell Israel, that I have ordered. I wanted to thank Eeyore for bringing this to our attention. I was eye opening in the sense that , although we had read extensively about the two cultures of Islam and Isreal, this pointed out acadamically, the history of how our modern dilemma came to be.
Part of it brings to mind why I have an aversion to fundamentalism. When a people, for whatever humann reason it stems from, decide to forego knowledge, the results cannot be anything but catastrophic.
This is what I derived from reading Fjordman..This is just my take on it, as he set out the historical perspective, but it was my conclusion, that Islam decided not to think anymore after Muhammed, to just follow blindly his teachings. Hence, nothing about freedom of thought or actions become important, when a people decide to live their lives as martyrs.
However wrong it may be decided that President Bush was, in trying to allow a country to have the right to make up their own minds whether they were able to accept freedom and move foreward. I challenge the idea that it wasn’t the right thing to do. Maybe the question should be… Was there another way? Also the age old question, if not now, then when?