|Nonie Darwish-Insights on Geert, Islam and Fascism|
Nonie Darwish is a very brave women who left Islam and become an American citizen. Her story, "Now They Call Me Infidel" , deserves wide praise for its insight and intelligence. Her new book, "Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Sharia Law" looks to be an exciting read. I saw one of her columns on Geert Wilders with this opening paragraph:Muslim scholars agree with Geert Wilders
By Nonie Darwish
Dutch MP Geert Wilders is being prosecuted in Holland for ‘inciting hatred and discrimination’ and for insulting Muslims by comparing Islam to Nazism. But how can Muslims be offended with such a comparison when one of the most prominent 20th century Muslim scholars, Sheikh Abul Ala Maududi, himself made a similar comparison describing the Islamic State in his book “Islamic Law and Constitution”? Maududi said: “It [Islamic State] seeks to mould every aspect of life and activity…. In such a state no one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private. Considered from this aspect the Islamic State bears a kind of resemblance to the Fascist and Communist states.”  Maududi’s characterization of the Muslim State was not meant as a negative and was never challenged by any Muslim scholar or institution as wrong or unfair.