October 25, 2007

Islamo-Facism Week Bombs at UW

Fellow mil-blogger Blackfive, whose politics are decidedly right-of-center, has a hilarious report from a David Horowitz event for Islamo-Facism Week. He discovers a) David Horowitz is a clown, even if you agree with much of what he says, and b) nothing unites Americans across the political and religious spectra like our universal dislike of crazy 9/11 conspiracy theorists. This post is so worth reading.

And for those of you looking for a slightly (read: much) more intelligent discussion of political Islam, try this long essay from the New York Review of Books. (h/t Martin Kramer) Oh, and for a longer treatment of the subject, Abu Muqawama has been recommending Hourani's timeless Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 1798-1939 to anyone and everyone who has asked him for a primer on political Islam.