Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman ended his two-week charm offensive in the United States by granting an interview to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. In it, he declared that his country recognized the right of the Jews “to their own land,” for which statement — the bar is set very low — he is being hailed as a veritable prince of peace.
Much is made of this “diversity,” which in the film is described in rapturous terms: it supposedly proves that “Islam is not a monolith.” And if “Islam is not a monolith,” then, we are supposed to believe, the Kuffars cannot criticize “all Muslims” or hold “Islam” responsible for this outrage or for that.
A Chinese writer, Ding Gang, recently musing on the dangers of Islam in Asia, wrote an article that asked this question: “During a trip to India not long ago, a question came to me: Why does it seem that Muslims in India have remained largely apart from the radicalization that has happened to Muslim groups in other parts of the world?”
The Egyptian scholar and historian of medieval Islam, Professor Youssef Ziedan, recently caused a great deal of controversy in Muslim Arab circles, roiling the waters when he put forth, on an Egyptian talk show, his argument as go why the “Al-Aqsa” mosque in Jerusalem is not, and cannot be, the real one.