Day By Day

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tolerance of the Intolerant is Cowardice

Der Spiegel has a nice piece on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, one of the most outspoken advocates for Muslim women's rights.

She's discovered, she now says, that even those who claim to be fighting outdated dogmas are quick to impose their restrictions on thought. From public life she's learned that minorities should not be rebuked; that there are also racists among non-whites; and that "tolerance of the intolerant is nothing but cowardice."
Wise woman.

Read about her here.