Thursday, June 8, 2017

let's not discuss it

A proposal by an Australian Islamic group to allow "safe spaces" for young Muslims to discuss "inflammatory" issues has sparked a row.
The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) said such forums enabled young people's opinions to be "respectfully and intelligently debated and challenged".
But State Premier Daniel Andrews said he was "very troubled" by the idea of a space where people "could be radical".
If you do consider it, you promote radicalism.
If you don't consider it, you promote radicalism.

Still, there is something to be said for considering it.


  1. I'd think having a space where such ideas could be discussed and challenged to be preferable to secret indoctrination without challenge.

  2. As a non Muslim foreigner, I express a sincere hope that astute sociologists, historians and philosophers, etc. are brought into these discussions.