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Monday, September 19, 2005

Our prism is a mirror

In an outstanding article, Timothy Garton Ash writes:
What we call Islam is a mirror in which we see ourselves. Tell me your Islam and I will tell you who you are.
He lays out six different ways in which people look at Islam, and talks about the kinds of people who hold those views. I am in agreement with aspects of the first three, but the sixth way, articulated beautifully, seems to me most troubling and true. Read the full piece.

You can also have a look at some of Garton Ash's books here.

(Link via email from Ganesh Nayak.)
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