I have neither the…

I have neither the heart, nor the time today, to read through all the comments on the original of this post by Elizabeth Moon on citizenship and Islam. But I wanted to say, for the record, that while I care deeply about being a good citizen, I disagree deeply on what she thinks that means.

Authors are people too, I know; we shouldn't expect them to be perfect. But given how much I love her Paksennarion series, this was hard and saddening to read.

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  1. I feel the same way.

    Normally her LJ seems very nice and sane. I sat there wondering what had happened. I still don’t know.

    I tried to argue with her and feel like I got nowhere. I don’t understand why she can’t move from “Many Muslims have all the attributes of civlized persons” to “Most Muslims are civilized people, and in any event the only reasonable position is to assume any Muslim you meet or hear about is a civilized person until they give you good reason to disbelieve that in their particular case.”

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