Abetting Civilization's Enemies
By David Holcberg (Daily Vidette, October 28, 2003; Northwest Phoenix, November 5, 2003)
Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England, recently declared that al-Qaeda terrorists may have "desirable" and "serious moral goals."
Given that al-Qaeda's goals are the destruction of Western Civilization and the establishment of Islamic theocracies around the globe, Mr. Williams belief amounts to a moral sanction of evil. Someone should remind Mr. Williams that were al-Qaeda to succeed, all freedom (including the freedom of religion) would cease to exist (as would the Church of England).
Mr. Williams belief is a glaring example of the moral bankruptcy of many intellectual leaders in the West--and of how they are abetting civilization's enemies.