False prophets

“For a long time now, I have been meaning to take a cool, reflective look at Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Irshad Manji. The ordeal of keeping calm long enough to write about them and avoiding serious damage to my blood pressure at the same time was mainly what prevented me.”

Excellent post by Brian Whitaker at Comment is Free, 5 June 2006

See also the article by Laila Lalami that Whitaker recommends, in The Nation, 1 June 2006