Thursday, March 16, 2006

In Defense of Muslims

I see much mindless Muslim-bashing among "libertarians" and "conservatives," many of them claiming that Islam is inherently evil or violent. This, despite individualism being a key principle of libertarianism.

There are, what, over a BILLION MUSLIMS in the world? How many are involved in terrorism? Hundreds? Maybe thousands at most? That's still 0.0001% of the total.

Yes, there are savage statements in the Koran. But so too in the Old Testament. To deny Muslims, or Christians or Jews, their individuality is anti-libertarian, anti-American, anti-conservative, and anti-Christian.

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