I’m starting a list.
We all have them. Shopping lists. Top Ten lists. To DO lists. To NOT do lists. New Years resolution lists. Diet lists.
And then, of course, we list – to the Left or to the Right.
So, a list. Another one.
This one is a list of Arabs and Muslims who have the courage to stand up and say, “Can we be sensible here?”
This is NOT a list of those who love Israel. In fact quite a few, I’m sure, HATE Israel. You might think of THOSE members of the list as the honorable enemy. (And you know what? I PREFER an honorable enemy to a DIS-honorable friend.)
The list is getting longer every day, and it includes people like Walid Shoebat, Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish, Brigitte Gabriel, Prof. Salim Mansur, Prof. Khaleel Mohammed, Tashbih Sayyed and Khaled Abu Toameh.
(Hmmm… It seems like I have a list.)
I add to that list: Sand Monkey.
You heard me. Sand Monkey.
He’s a blogger living in Cairo Egypt and has a funny, tongue-in-cheek style of writing that is both human and engaging – if a bit crude.
He wrote a very funny, satirical piece on his blog here:
If you have the time, read what they write. If you have a speakers budget, have them come and say something. If you are an editor, sign them up with a book deal. If you are a journalist, go and give them an interview.
Whatever you do, make sure that what they have to say is heard.