Thursday, July 22, 2004

There is a section on Islam and Middle East issues in the Report.  It is either written by, or distilled from the writings of, none other than Bernard Lewis.  I can easily recognize his silly generalizations, like this one (p. 50): "Islam is both a faith and a code of conduct for all aspects of life."  All aspects of life? How could that be? Even for potato slicing?  (Page numbers I gave below were taken from the page numbers of the PDF document of the Report which do not correspond to the page numbering of the Report itself).