Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A European, a Muslim and a Hero

One of the myths the anti-Muslim wingnut-o-sphere likes to spread is that 'Muslims have given the world nothing but oil'. You'll come across this sentiment again and again on sites such as It serves to dehumanize hundreds of millions of people by lumping them all together as one big barbarian desert-dwelling race of murderous extremists, and in the context of increasing numbers of Muslims in Europe Charlie J and his crew like to raise the spectre of the Islamic 'Untermenschen' poisoning and taking over the continent (check out the last few days of posting on LGF to see what we mean).

So how do people like Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, a Sufi Muslim born in Moscow, raised in Paris and recruited by the British Special Operations Executive to operate behind enemy lines during WWII, fit into this picture?

One thing's for sure: Khan alone probably did more to save Europe from despotism and fascism than the entire roost of chickenhawk wingnuts at LGF put together.

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