Monday, 29 January 2007

Hirsi Ali, Garton Ash, Buruma

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Interesting discussion this... from the excellent German website (translated into English) comes French nouveau philosophe Pasal Bruckner's stringent defence of Ayaan Hirsi Ali against the 'Anglo Saxon' equivocation of Ian Buruma and Tim Garton Ash. I’ve always found Hirsi Ali's virulent anti-Muslim views both admirable and troublingly simplistic (so easy to conscript into a racist far right worldview, and this only increases when you find our that she is now at the neo-con think-tank the American Enterprise Institute). But then maybe I’m just a wishy washy Anglo Saxon hypocrite with a romantic but illogical commitment to multiculturalism...

read Bruckner's piece here