It is time to banish wishful thinking about Islamism

Feb 8 2012

Ayaan Hirsi Ali:

A year ago many western commentators were celebrating an Arab spring. The internet generation personified by Wael Ghonim, the Google marketing executive, would take over power from military dictators and absolute monarchs in democratic elections. Those of us who warned that political Islam would be the principal beneficiary of elections in north Africa and the Middle East were dismissed as scaremongers.

Ever since 9/11, opinions in the west have been sharply divided on the popularity and legitimacy of political Islam. A minority – and I am one of them – argued that Islamism as a political doctrine was held by the mainstream in most of the House of Islam and particularly among Arabs; that violence was inherent in Islamist theory; and that if Islamists won state power they would not deliver prosperity.

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About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

2 Replies to “It is time to banish wishful thinking about Islamism”

  1. As usual, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a breath of fresh air and common sense. A lady who knows far more than most simply because she lived the double nightmare of islam and anarchy in her native Somalia. Authoritive opinion at it’s finest.

    Thanks for posting this, Eeyore.

  2. Its past time to banish wishful thinking about Islam, unfortunately the left has so much control of the MSM that we have a very hard time convincing people about this.

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