Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Islamism-A Global Threat & the Manifesto

Many writers, scholars and commentators are on the forefront of recognizing Islamism as the totalitarian challenge of the 21st century. But, it takes a special courage to speak out against Islamism when you come from countries and cultures that are spawning Islamism.

A group of 12 writers, journalists and intellectuals issued a “manifesto” in opposition to the rising tide of Islamism. Notable among the group are Salman Rushdie, who’s work Satanic Verses earned him a death fatwa from the Iranians, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a writer who’s film Submission led to the murder of Theo Van Gogh.

At the end of the Jyllands-Posten article on the manifesto is listed the bio for each signatory. The 12 are an interesting collection of individuals including Communist Maryam Namazie. Even a supporter of the philosophy that enslaved millions of people is afraid of Islamism.

Hat Tip to Michelle Malkin.