Closer to the truth, but still sanitised

John Stackhouse

John Stackhouse

The Australian has the courage to publish an article by John Stackhouse which explores some uncomfortable truths about Islam, and which will therefore no doubt be labelled ‘Islamophobic’ before too long.

Whilst there are some very good points, there is also some unfortunate sanitising of the worst bits:

First, Islam is indeed a religion of peace, but in a crucially qualified sense. The root word of both “Islam” and “Muslim” is “s-l-m”, which is also the root for “salaam” or “peace” — but it most basically means “submission” (to God).

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More excuses, and still no action?

Just a simple language barrier to peace and harmony?

Just a simple language barrier to peace and harmony?

I have to confess to not really understanding the point here:

SENIOR Australian Islamic leaders are disconnected from the radicals they are trying to help and from mainstream Australian ­society because they are unable or unwilling to relay their messages in English and are seen to have “sold out” to the government.

As the nation grapples with how to deal with radicalised young men wishing to join extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, community leaders have warned of strong barriers preventing top Islamic authorities from building relationships with such English-speaking, Australian-born citizens.

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