Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thomas Friedman making sense

I've never been much of a fan of Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, but this column is right on. I especially liked the hypothetical question he sugggested that President Obama ask the Muslim world:

“Whenever something like Fort Hood happens you say, ‘This is not Islam.’ I believe that. But you keep telling us what Islam isn’t. You need to tell us what it is and show us how its positive interpretations are being promoted in your schools and mosques. If this is not Islam, then why is it that a million Muslims will pour into the streets to protest Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, but not one will take to the streets to protest Muslim suicide bombers who blow up other Muslims, real people, created in the image of God? You need to explain that to us — and to yourselves.”

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