Saturday, November 30, 2013

Leftist lunacy

9/11 according to Karen Armstrong: It's the British Fault

By Andrew Harrod
November 30, 2013

My latest American Thinker piece is out, concerning the bloviating of leftist ideologue Karen Armstrong at Georgetown University about who is responsible for 9/11 (yes, you guessed it, the West). I will have more on this conference to come.

"We did this," popular British religion writer Karen Armstrong said in a November 21, 2013 keynote address at Georgetown University. She was referring to her country's imperial history and al-Qaeda's September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Speaking to Georgetown's Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), Armstrong clearly showed with bizarre, anti-Western self-accusatory explanations for jihadist violence how "I like to turn the finger against myself first."

"We have all done terrible things," Armstrong stated at ACMCU's 20th-anniversary conference on "Muslim-Christian Relations in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities." Armstrong in particular was "very conscious as a person of the British Empire" about how "we are all implicated" in problems afflicting Muslims globally.

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