Friday, February 26, 2010

"Contemporary Muslim intellectuals

- those, at least, whose voices are most often heard - seek scapegoats for the fact that Islam never developed the means of destroying the world and dehumanizing man. They have been maimed by their sense of inferiority vis-a-vis Western technological achievements. Some blame the rigidity of the 'ulama; some blame Sufism and others Ash'arism. Islam, they point out, gave science to Europe and then fell asleep, while Europe picked the ball up and raced with it towards the goal of power and imperial domination.
-Charles Le Gai Eaton (Allah have mercy on him!), Islam and the Destiny of Man, p. 230

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