March 02, 2006

Striking a Blow Against Islam

It's just a throwaway line in a larger story but here's another sign of Islam's brittleness:

"This land has had a great history for thousands of years that pre-dates Islam," I said.

"Yes," Nadir answered, "an immoral history."

I had never heard of such a thing, but Nadir's idea, like Khaldun's, was part of Islam's all-encompassing nature. If you had it, you needed nothing else. "If I find one thing," Nadir said, "one thing that the Koran doesn't cover, I will renounce the faith." But Nadir could never find that one thing because Islam served as the source of everything. Unlike Even, I was beginning to feel that this, not the hedonism of the west, was the real problem of limits.

Islam's blindness to what came before, it's insistence that the Koran has no history. These are weak points, points of brittleness that can be struck. These are points that should be struck.

Posted by TMLutas at March 2, 2006 08:48 PM