The September 11 Aftermath
Muslim-bashing and Islamophobia
The author also states:
"... We’ve all heard
again and again the tired old clichés which stigmatise the whole
of Islam as fundamentalist, ideological, monolithic, static, unidimensional,
implacably opposed to modernity, incapable of integration or assimilation,
impervious to new ideas, retrogressive, retrograde, backward, archaic,
primaeval, medieval, uncivilised, hostile, violent, terrorist, alien, fanatical,
barbaric, militant, oppressive, harsh,
extremist, authoritarian, totalitarian, patriarchal, misogynist, negatively
exotic, and bent on imposing on the whole world a rigid theocratic system
of government which would radically overturn every principle of freedom
and liberal democracy cherished by the Western world. ..."
These are quotations from a discourse by Dr. Jeremy Henzell-Thomas. Click
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"From an Islamic
perspective, letters and words are the very substance of the created
universe, emanating from the Divine Word which is the origin of all
creation and in which all concepts find unity and reconciliation.
It is therefore a sacred trust to use words which are fair, fitting,
balanced, equitable and just, words which are in “due measure and
proportion.” in his concluding remarks. It is useful to learn about
the Islamic Perspective as he describes it."