Friday, October 10, 2008

COMMENT: Thwarting conspiracies?

Hopefully, this week I'll get to finish the final quarter of the book Once Were Radicals. It's been an interesting experience walking down my ideological memory-lane. I'm a little embarrassed to admit some of the unusual stuff I've read during my days of errant youthfullness.

Stuff like Margaret Marcus, more commonly known in Pakistan as Maryam Jameelah. I've previously described her as Islam's (or should that be Judaism's?) answer to Ayaan Hirsi Magaan/Ali. Indeed, both Jameelah and Hirsi Magaan/Ali resort to conspiracy theorising when describing people and ideas they regard as dangerous.

Read this dedication Jameelah makes at the beginning of the Second Edition of her book Islam And Orientalism ...

This book is dedicated to all Muslim college and university students in Pakistan and abroad so that they may gain a full appreciation of the conspiracy working for their ruin and what can be done to frustrate its malicious activities before it is too late.
Gee, thanks for that. I now feel so much better about living in Australia, a nation at the heart of this giant comspiracy.

UPDATE I: I'm not sure if this is Maryam Jameelah's blog. Or whether this is. And here is a review she wrote of one of John Esposito's books of history.

Words © 2008 Irfan Yusuf

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