As Islam makes its bloody transition to modernity, the West does well to remember its own. (Click here for Roger L. Simon's reply to Salim's original letter.)
We are creatures of history even as we make history. (Click here for Roger L. Simon's reply to Salim's original letter.)
Arabs have shown by their conduct that tyranny is their preferred response to modernity.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali has looked deep and hard at the Muslim world in which she grew up and has challenged Muslims to think equally deep and hard, writes Salim Mansur, in a profile of the controversial figure who has dared to speak out at great personal risk.
Say: 'I take refuge with the Lord of men, the King of men, the God of men, from the evil of the slinking whisperer who whispers in the breasts of men of jinn and men.' -- Koran 114: 1-6 by Salim Mansur
Koran is particular but not unique. There are other Revelations, but the universal is contained in the Koran as in the flame of the candle is to be found the secret of the sun. This is the fourth Letter on Islam written by Salim Mansur in response to a non-Muslim writer. Letter I is HERE. Letter II is HERE. Letter III is HERE.
"The war within Islam is as old as the history of Islam itself, a war brought about by those wielding the sword for worldly power by appropriating Islam to serve their ends and to subjugate Muslims and non-Muslims alike to their whims." This is the third Letter on Islam written by Salim Mansur in response to a non-Muslim writer. Letter I is HERE. Letter II is HERE.
"Though all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea and the seven seas after it were to replenish them, yet would the Words of God not be spent." -- Koran (31:27)b This is the second Letter on Islam written in response to a non-Muslim writer:"The Koran is to Muslims what Jesus is to Christians." by Salim Mansur
"From water God made every living thing." -Surah Number 21 Ayah Number 30, Koran A Letter on Islam written in response to a non-Muslim writer: "The problem with Islam is not the Koran, but Muslims and their respective understandings of the Koran that result in their differing conduct." by Salim Mansur