Western or Eastern Values?

August 2, 2010

Douglas Wilson has this excellent analysis of Newt Gingrich’s recent comments on the dangers of Sharia Law and especially the comment that Sharia Law is a threat to “Western Values”.

He writes:

“Here is the basic problem. Why should we resist the encroachments of Sharia law based on our Western values? What is the opposite of Western values? That would be Eastern values, and can anybody give me a reason why we should prefer one position over another on the basis of geography?

Western values only have value if they are a coded way of referring to something else.”

Secular humanism is no match for Islam – just look at Europe.

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