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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Today's Good Read: Hitchens on Secularism

Slate's Christopher Hitchens' gives us excellent perspective: Bush's Secularist Triumph (The left apologizes for religious fanatics. The president fights them.)


(Please keep in mind that each commenter's opinions are only his/her own.)

"One faction..(of Islam) is explicitly totalitarian and wedded to a cult of death. We have seen it at work on the streets of our own cities, and most recently on the streets of Amsterdam. We know that the obscene butchery of filmmaker Theo van Gogh was only a warning of what is coming in Madrid, London, Rome, and Paris."

One person killed in Amsterdam (who made a film of a naked muslim women revealing herself from beneath her burkah) and Hitchens predicts doom for Madrid, London, Rome and Paris.

I thought it was supposed to be liberals who were harbingers of irrational doom.

your right, it was a good read though.

Glad you enjoyed the article.

There's no shortage of "liberals who were harbingers of irrational doom" (e.g., Teresa Heinz Kerry's "four more years of hell" comment), though their focus seemed to be the prospect of a second Bush term.

But that the left whould apologize (Hitchens' own word) for religious fanatics...well, that's Hitchens' beef.

And who am I to talk? I'm making a film about them.

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