What kind of a society do you want to live in? That question matters a lot if you’re interested in tackling the problem of Islamism. We can agree that we don’t want to live in an Islamist theocratic dictatorship. That would be awful. It’s a terrible form of government that institutionalizes human rights abuses.
But what we want instead matters.
Clarion Project believes in opposing Islamism due to its threats to human rights and freedom of conscience.
We do so based on upholding the principle of the First Amendment:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
A society based on those principles is the kind of society we want to live in.
There would be no point in eradicating Islamism only to replace it with something else that’s just as bad.
The enemy of your enemy is not always your friend.
Beginning tomorrow and for the next eight days, Clarion will be running a series explaining how and why the First Amendment came about, why it never developed Islamic countries and why Islamists oppose the principle today.