Sunday, November 01, 2015

Self-Criticism in the Muslim World

An organization called MEMRI (Middle Eastern Media Research Institute) records and translates TV broadcasts in the Middle East. Their specialty has been chilling videos of fanatical Muslims (and even Muslim children) discussing the need to kill Jews.

However, that’s not the whole story. In some parts of the region self-criticism of Islam is seen on TV, and real intellectual debate happens. Here are a few examples.

OK, this one is an entertainer, so one might be inclined to claim this is a lot like (say) Kim Kardashian offering a critique of U.S. society. But (1) people like this may have more effect on the culture than intellectuals, and (2) her observations are sensible.

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Blogger Kirby Olson said...

I'm always astonished when I come here at the high quality of your input. Marquette's loss is the public's gain.

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