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so disheartening... Andrew Pessin is quite a guy! And he is working harder than ever now.

Submitted by Sandy Wasserman, Mar 4, 2016 23:41

TERRIFIC article. I don't know how I missed Phyllis Chesler's article - the first 'click.' But I do know that there's a problem with the article. ... [First paragraph]: Those 'parallel and corrective posters' that should be written and posted will probably not be. .. And of course, the books cited in the last paragraph will probably not be read by those who need to read them the most.

1) In fact, the parallel and corrective posters must show that Islam is the largest practitioner of both religious and gender apartheid on the planet. In addition, their history is one of ceaseless imperialism and colonialism, as well as anti-black hatred and slavery—all of which continue to this day.

2) Israel, to its great credit, protects the public worship of Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism; Baha'i fled from Iran to Israel where they lead modern and democratic lives. The same cannot be claimed of the Arab or Central Asian Muslim world. Let the posters proclaim this truth.

3) I would suggest that the five signatories of Connecticut College administrators read an excellent new book, just out, by Dr. Tawfik Hamid, a former Egyptian Islamist. It is titled Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works, Why It Should Terrify Us, How to Defeat It. I would strongly suggest that they also read all of Ibn Warraq's books, beginning with Why I Am Not a Muslim, Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out, and Why The West is Best: A Muslim Apostate's Defense of Liberal Democracy, as well as Bat Yeor's work about the decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam.

 

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