Wednesday, 10 December, 2008, 08:22 AMRating 4 out of 5 (Highly platitudinous)
Happy 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights everyone! Some muslims (not me) are having second thoughts about this. They (not me) think this is an elitist, secular, bit of western propaganda. They (not me) wonder who the hell you think you are promising rights to women, gays and other religions. Obviously they (not me) say this isn't what the Invisible Magic Friend wants at all. They (not me) want to promote freedom of expression by banning books, firebombing publishers, and gagging anyone who bad mouths Islam. True Islam, my Islam, is full square behind enlightenment values, and always has been. I'm only a Professor of Islamic Studies and Public Understanding and Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam, University of Glasgow. How should I know why a few muslims here and there get confused about what the Invisible Magic Friend wants?