The clownish boy Reza Aslan, a deceptive Islamic supremacist, continues to make ridiculous statements, and continues to gain entree where such ridiculous statements, as opposed to reality, are fashionable. “The future of the Arab Spring in 2012,” by Reza Aslan in American Public Media Marketplace, January 4:
Pundits and politicians are already ringing the alarm bells. The common refrain you hear in the US: The Middle East is being overrun with religious radicals bent on oppressing women and destroying Israel. That is nonsense, of course. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that political Islam will be a force in the new, democratic Middle East. And that is a good thing. It is time for these religious parties to stop hiding in the mosque and instead be forced to compete openly in the marketplace of ideas for the votes of a free electorate. After all, what could be more important to a burgeoning democracy than an open debate about the role of religion in society? A few months ago, such talk would have landed you in prison. Today, it is part of the vibrant political debate that is taking place all over the Middle East.
Regarding Israel and the new regimes, here is reality:
But relax. Reza Aslan says it’s nonsense!