Perhaps the two most discussed Muslims in the West today are Ayaan Hirsi Ali (well, she was raised as a Muslim but she’s an atheist now) and Tariq Ramadan. I’m not ready to write much on The Flight of the Intellectuals yet, as I’m only halfway through, though I should mention that I’ve been forewarned – by a friend and intellectual sparring partner – that Berman’s book will poison my mind. I have no clue what this is supposed to mean, however, and read on with great interest. I hope to discover just what is so noxious about it.
Here is a debate that should stimulate some further discussion among the ranks.