Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New on the Blogroll:
American Islamic Congress

"American Islamic Congress" is my latest addition to the blogroll. From AIC's home page:

"Our organization grew out of the ashes of September 11. We believe American Muslims must take the lead in building tolerance and fostering a respect for human rights and social justice at home and throughout the Muslim world. Within the Muslim community, we are building a coalition around the agenda of unequivocal denunciation of terrorism, extremism, and hate speech. Reaching out to all people of conscience, we promote genuine interfaith dialogue and educate about the diversity within Islam."

This isn't bin Laden's Islam!

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Ottavio (Otto) Marasco said...

... of unequivocal denunciation of terrorism, extremism, and hate speech."

Sounds promising, good choice for the blogroll.

This seems to be a worthy organisation and there "Statement of Principles" are worth a look at.

Brian H. Gill said...


As I say in the disclaimer, the blogroll isn't limited to people and organizations I agree with.

Which is why it's nice to put organizations like The American Islamic Congress on the list.

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Note! Although I believe that these websites and blogs are useful resources for understanding the War on Terror, I do not necessarily agree with their opinions. 1 1 Given a recent misunderstanding of the phrase "useful resources," a clarification: I do not limit my reading to resources which support my views, or even to those which appear to be accurate. Reading opinions contrary to what I believed has been very useful at times: sometimes verifying my previous assumptions, sometimes encouraging me to change them.

Even resources which, in my opinion, are simply inaccurate are sometimes useful: these can give valuable insights into why some people or groups believe what they do.

In short, It is my opinion that some of the resources in this blogroll are neither accurate, nor unbiased. I do, however, believe that they are useful in understanding the War on Terror, the many versions of Islam, terrorism, and related topics.