Thursday, 20 December 2007

Sept. 10, 2001

From “The Future Belongs to Islam,” published by Maclean’s Magazine on October 20, 2006:

Sept. 11, 2001, was not “the day everything changed,” but the day that revealed how much had already changed. On Sept. 10, how many journalists had the Council of American-Islamic Relations or the Canadian Islamic Congress or the Muslim Council of Britain in their Rolodexes?

If you’d said that whether something does or does not cause offence to Muslims would be the early 21st century’s principal political dynamic in Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom, most folks would have thought you were crazy. Yet on that Tuesday morning the top of the iceberg bobbed up and toppled the Twin Towers.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, not too many have made that connection.

Daisy said...

Hey Savant, I knew I'd read that somewhere. Good quote innit?

SAVANT said...

Excellent quote Daisy. Needs to be repeated endlessly.