Saturday, July 3, 2010

Muslims Criticize Radical Islamism

"Among the better known opponents of militant Islam is Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt's Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1988, who commented after being stabbed in the neck by an Islamist at the age of eighty-three:  'I pray to God to make the police victorious ove terrorism and to purify Egypt from this evil, in defense of people, freedom, and Islam.'  Tujan Faysal, a female member of the Jordanian parliament, calls militant Islam 'one of the greatest dangers facing our society' and compares it to 'a cancer' that 'has to be surgically removed.' Cevik Bir, one of the key figures in dispatching Turkey's militant Islamic government in 1977, flatly states that in his country, 'Muslim fundamentalism remains public enemy n umber one.'"  Daniel Pipes, Militant Islam Reaches America, p. 12 (2002).

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