Thursday, 26 August 2010
the right to criticise Islam
I cannot speak Spanish, still less Catalan or Portuguese, but I can read Spanish for gist and am trying to make progress by looking at various websites. This is one of them, Pilar Rahola. She publishes some of her site in English from time to time and I find her views both interesting and mostly commendable. She, like me, is a big fan of the French organisation "Ni Putes Ni Soumises" (Neither Whores Nor Surrendered), which has protected and empowered many French women, mostly young, mostly from ethnic minorities, most but not all Muslim. Read her article here - she makes the interesting point, not made often enough, that those, like herself, who campaign against attempts to introduce medieval and barbaric theocracy into democratic (more or less) societies are not the ones who are attacking Islam - those in the mosques who call unveiled women "uncovered meat" are those who are against Islam. Views please.