"Veiled Threat"

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"Veiled Threat"

Postby MichaelG » 23 Mar 2013, 16:57

Has anyone else mentioned this book review by Dalrymple?

http://www.claremont.org/publications/c ... detail.asp

Excellent, strong stuff.
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Re: "Veiled Threat"

Postby Gavin » 23 Mar 2013, 22:38

Welcome to the forum and thank you very much for posting about this - I was not previously aware of it. What a brilliant and meticulous take-down of a no-doubt duplicitous writer (who reminded me of Tariq Ramadan). It was extremely interesting to see TD put his views on Islam a little more clearly, too.
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Re: "Veiled Threat"

Postby Maxwell » 24 Mar 2013, 00:15

I wonder whether TD would revise the views he expressed in this 2006 claremont.org review:

We have had many perils and predicted apocalypses before. Islamism, and indeed (in my belief) the whole of Islam, is potentially very vulnerable to the corrosive effect of the intellectual acid-bath of rational criticism. Therefore, what we have to fear is fear itself: a fact of which the Islamists are themselves fully aware. I hope only that the ultimate critique of Islam in Europe is not a fascist one.


With rational criticism struggling to find a foothold, his hopes of avoiding a fascist critique may have dimmed somewhat.
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Re: "Veiled Threat"

Postby Gavin » 24 Mar 2013, 03:58

Indeed. It should be remembered also, surely, that Islam itself is a kind of fascism. Perhaps it could have been defeated through reason if it were not for the sympathy and support it receives from the Left. Perhaps in 2006 TD wasn't fully taking into account the demographics ("Mohammed" now being the number one baby name in the UK).
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