Muslim Who Set Out To Refute Robert Spencer Apologizes Instead
Jihad Watch reader Rob has kindly alerted me to this extraordinary post at Sameer Parker's "Just Your Average Muslim" blog:Apologies To Robert Spencer Posted March 17, 2009
I started this site as a refutation of Robert Spencer and so-called “Islamophobes”. But after much contemplation and study, I must say that Robert Spencer was right all along!
Yes, it is me and I can’t lie to myself anymore
Awhile back Sameer Parker wrote a "Response to Robert Spencer" at the same site, but he appears to have taken it down. In any case, I am moved and honored by his intellectual honesty and generosity of spirit. It is not necessary for you to apologize to me, Mr. Parker, but it is necessary for me to thank you -- to thank you for recognizing the truth and living by it despite how difficult it may be to do so. And to do this at a time when fewer and fewer people have the courage to acknowledge, must less live by, the truth, demonstrates that you possess an uncommon bravery and wisdom.
I look forward to standing with you in our common struggle to defend Western civilization and the great principles of freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, the equality of rights all people before the law, and all the other aspects of the dignity of the human person that are denied and threatened by the global jihad and Islamic supremacism.
That's what I call a Muslim who is also a moderate. And, a potential friend.