Thursday, November 17, 2005

good questions, better answers

Recently, in an op-ed piece for the LA Times, Dennis Prager put forth a series of questions to the world's 1.3 billion Muslims which probably express many of the nagging suspicions (or blatant accusations) many Westerners have towards Islam.

1. Why are you so quiet (about terrorism)?
2. Why are none of the Palestinian terrorists Christian?
3. Why is only one of the 47 Muslim-majority countries a free country?
4. Why are so many atrocities committed and threatened by Muslims in the name of Islam?
5. Why do countries governed by religious Muslims persecute other religions?

Both Umar Lee (in Muslim Answers to the Questions of Dennis Prager) and former Bahai, Juan Cole (in Muslims and the 5 Questions) soundly address these suspicions on their respective blogs.


DA said...

Yeah, Prager's a jackass. The blog A Living Tradition answered his claims pretty well too ( though I think Umar's done it the most eloquently so far. I just wrote my own diatribe on arguing with these people, but I wasn't aware of Pager's "questions" (statements) so I didn't address it. Looks like plenty of people have already done a good job anyway.

Abdul-Halim V. said...

Yes, I saw that on Living Tradition but I thought that they basically were quoting Juan Cole.

Aaminah said...

Salaams Abdul-Halim.

I linked to your blog and added these links on mine. I already had posted an answer from one of the CAIR guys too. And just today I have finally posted my own answers as an American convert Muslimah...and some questions of my own! :) You can (if interested) check it out at