I guess this means it wasn’t spread by the sword, eh?
Someday, far in the future, someone will stumble upon a cache of documents, a few dozen old books, a geniza, a stash plastered into a wall, a long-forgotten or overlooked hidden treasury of the forbidden and the banned, and will discover the truth, and the propaganda will shatter.
But right now, it is ascendant everywhere.
Free Speech Death Watch Update: “Kuwaiti Liberal Convicted Of Harming Islam,” from MEMRI, June 3 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
Kuwaiti liberal Dr. Ahmad Al-Baghdadi has been convicted by a Bahraini court of harming Islam in public, and has been fined $370.
The conviction followed a 2006 article he published in the Bahraini daily Al-Ayyam, in which he said that Islam had spread by means of the sword.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait said that Al-Baghdadi’s punishment was too lenient, and that this leniency would invite additional harm to Islam in the future….
No doubt they want him dead, to prove once and for all that Islam is peaceful.