…. Holidaymakers will abandon Sousse, at least for a while. But while these crimes sow fear, they also prompt revulsion. And that revulsion is shared. I spoke yesterday with Usama Hasan, an Islamic scholar and one-time jihadist. He spoke of his “disgust” at the evils committed this week, noting how alien they were to Islamic scripture which forbids, for example, the desecration of a corpse.
He said that a battle was under way for civilisation, one that should unite the great societies and religions of the world – Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and more – against the vicious death cult that is violent jihadism. It would be a nonsense to speak of such a struggle as a war against evil. A war like that could never be won. Evil is within us and it is, apparently, perennial. But we must not be afraid to name it for what it truly is. [Jonathan Freedland, 978 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 663 votes] “But we must not be afraid to name it for what it truly is.”
[2ND 480] Normal Guardian service has been resumed I see [266 votes] Indeed so. Try and claim that it is a problem for all the world’s religions “Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and more”. Revolting.
[3RD 457] This is another sign that the Bush/Blair Crusade is not going well. Mission clearly not accomplished! [104 votes] Yeah nothing at all to do with an inherently violent religious ideology. Bush and Blair were so evil for attacking Tunisia and Kuwait.
[4TH 430] “After Tunisia, Kuwait and France we should not be afraid to call evil by its name”
So we are allowed to call the quran evil now in the guardian?, because that is where the teachings and ideology of Islamic state come from. Or is that not what you liberals meant?.
[5TH 383] Did you miss the words Islam in Islamic state?. Just look at how many polls show adherents to Islam with disgustingly vile views about their fellow humans, there is clearly a large minority that hate and a majority that doesn’t want to fit in with the rest of societies norms. [Guardian Cif] Read more