Islam

Our Responsibility to Criticize Islam

By William Kilpatrick “…Islam invites criticism. Given its bloody past and present, it would be highly irresponsible not to subject it to a searching analysis and critique. Such a critique would not aim at alienating Muslims (although some will inevitably be alienated), but at alerting likely victims of jihad. One of the basics that non-Muslims… Continue reading Our Responsibility to Criticize Islam

Indonesia

Indonesia is both Islamic and a democracy?

As an Australian, I often hear that Indonesia is a ‘democracy’ even by our Western standards, and therefore that subsequent criticism of Islam is unwarranted. However, in all fairness, if this fantasy were indeed true, then maybe it would lessen the negativity that some hold towards Islam. Maybe. Nonetheless, facts suggest that the case for Indonesia… Continue reading Indonesia is both Islamic and a democracy?