Chaos and the Middle East are, sadly, synonymous these days. In the wake of violent Middle Eastern protests that some claim are the result of an anti-Prophet Muhammad film that has gone viral (though the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was allegedly pre-planned), new-found scrutiny is being placed upon the Islamic faith.
In the new issue of Newsweek, writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali shares her personal experience surviving “Muslim rage” and escaping from the faith she once subscribed to.
Ali began her piece by outlining the recent anti-American protests that unfolded on September 11 in Egypt and Libya and have expanded across the globe. She described the “homicidal few in the Muslim world“ who value life less than ”religious icons” like the Prophet Muhammad or the Koran.
“These few are indifferent to the particular motives or arguments behind any perceived insult to their faith,” she wrote. “They do not care about an individual’s political alignment, gender, religion, or occupation…All that matters is the intolerable nature of the insult.”