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October 14, 2006

THE MODERATE MARTYR: A radically peaceful vision of Islam.

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With all that's going on in the world today, "moderate Muslims" are much appreciated, especially those whose lives have served as role models for other moderate Muslims. Today, Drima, The Sudanese Thinker, points to an article in The New Yorker about one of his main political role models, whom he refers to as "the one and only Sudanese martyr Mahmoud Mohammed Taha":
The New Yorker has one hell of an article that was posted on the 5th anniversary of 9/11. It's about a person I have great respect for and admire greatly. It's about one of my main political role models.

... I don't think I've ever seen such an unbiased piece of journalism before. I, as a Sudanese political junkie can tell you that the writer, George Packer does an excellent job bringing all the different Sudanese views about Ustaz Taha and the criminals who executed him. The article describes the decay of my country under the Islamists who seized power and brought nothing but cruelty and corruption. It also talks about Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed an-Naim, who was a student of Ustaz Taha. Prof. Ahmed an-Naim fled to the United States after Ustaz Taha was executed. He's now the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law.

Continue reading Drima's interesting commentary...

Cross posted from Hyscience

Posted by Richard at October 14, 2006 3:14 PM

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