Saturday, July 21, 2007

Call to Anti-Jihadists- "Muslims Speak Out" event at On Faith

This should be very, very interesting!

At Bob McCarty Writes:
Bloggers, clear your calendars Sunday, July 22, through Friday, July 27. Some real propaganda bombshells are bound to be dropped, and you’ll want to be there when “several leading Muslim clerics and thinkers from around the globe will participate in an unprecedented online dialogue about their religion, terrorism and human rights. The “dialogue,” sponsored by The Washington Post and Newsweek Interactive and presented in conjunction with Georgetown University, has been dubbed “Muslims Speak Out” and will take place at On Faith, a blog operated as a joint effort of the Post and Newsweek.
From the news release:

Participants in the online discussion include representatives from all points in the political spectrum, discussing provocative issues of importance to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The questions each will address in “Muslims Speak Out” include:

– What would you tell suicide bombers who invoke Islam to justify their actions?
— What are the rights of women is Islam?
— Is it permissible for a Muslim to convert to another faith?
— Does Islam’s view of male-female equality differ from the Western view?
— Under what conditions does Islam sanction the use of violence?
— How can laws against apostasy be reconciled with the Koranic injunction of “no compulsion in religion”?

All of the panel’s participants will also be able to respond to comments and questions left by readers, creating a dialogue and a bridge to mutual understanding. On Faith’s “Muslims Speak Out” will include additional original content that further explores Muslim religion and culture for the six-day event. These companion pieces will not only offer other perspectives on Muslims and Islam in our world today, but bring other voices and experiences to this multi-faceted interactive discussion. Scheduled to contribute pieces are President Jimmy
Carter; former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; former South African leader Nelson Mandela; Congressman Keith Ellison (the only Muslim member of Congress); University of Chicago professor Martin Marty; Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia; and John L. Esposito, Dr. Akbar Ahmed, Judea Pearl, and Bishop John Chane who will discuss together the relationship between Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

For a list of all 17 participants click here.

H/T: Vigilant Freedom via Conservative Beach Girl


Karen said...

Jimma Carter and Nelson Mandala - yeah, there's some real brain wattage there. They've joined together with three other Jew haters (I'm trying to remember their names) to have a sort of think tank on the problems of the world, the Middle East in particular.

Judea Pearl would be interesting to hear from. Since his son Danny was killed by the Islamofactists in Pakistan, I think he has the right to say whatever he feels.

It might be interesting. However, I give little credance to the Post or Newsweek. You'll remember it was Newsweek that published the false story of the Koran flushing at Gitmo.

Pat Jenkins said...

thanks for the heads up incog. i will look forward to the answers to those questions. we have her bookmarked as we speak!!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

ugh..what a buncha losers!..great find Incog!

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Should be fun - Vision TV - Canada's Multifaith, Multicultural Network was just found airing calls to Jihad on a program called Dil Dil Pakistan.

Debbie said...

Propaganda, pure and simple. I'm wondering how many fell for it?

Strawberry said...

I think the answers to the questions should be very interesting. Let's see if they answer honestly.

Thanks for the post, Incog!

Incognito said...

Thanks all. If any of you have ambled on over there, you will not it's pretty much what everyone expected. Propaganda, as Debbie put it.

false claims blablabla.

Did we really think anyone would fess up to anything negative. Nah!