Discussions of Islam, Afghanistan and Politics.
January 8th
8:12 PM
"… it is always the West, and not Christianity, that seems pitted against Islam. Why? Because the assumption is that whereas “the West” is greater than and has surpassed the stage of Christianity, its principal religion, the world of Islam — its varied societies, histories, and languages notwithstanding — is still mired in religion, primitivity, and backwardness."
—  

Edward Said - Covering Islam 

He also states:

"Of course, no one has equated the Jonestown massacre to the destructive frenzy produced at the Who concert in Cincinnati or the devastation of Indochina with Christianity, or with Western or American culture at large; that sort of equation has been reserved for "Islam". 

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