Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Writers Against Islamic Jihad.

Twelve Muslim, ex-Muslim (including Jihad Watch Board member Ibn Warraq), and non-Muslim writers publish a protest against Islamic Jihad.


Jyllands Posten, the Danish newspaper that originally posted the Muhammad cartoons, has published a manifesto signed by 12 writers -- Muslim, ex-Muslim (including Jihad Watch Board member Ibn Warraq), and non-Muslim -- protesting the jihad, and the cartoon rage in its context.
The Manifest is titled "Together facing the new totalitarianism"

The Manifesto states that "After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism."

It also states"Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations." and adds "Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present. Its success can only lead to a world of domination: man's domination of woman, the Islamists' domination of all the others. To counter this, we must assure universal rights to oppressed or discriminated people."

In another part, the Manifesto declares"We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of "Islamophobia", an unfortunate concept which confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatisation of its believers."


For the full Manifeso