I don’t agree with everything in this post at Positive Liberty, but I did like this part:
Arguably, Osama bin Laden is the Martin Luther of Islam. But what Islam needs instead... is a Voltaire.
It needs science, skepticism, satire, and subversion. It needs a militant tolerance, one that is determined to stamp out fanaticism wherever it may lie. It needs someone to ridicule the foibles of Saudi high society—and to link them, mercilessly, to the cruelties of the Taliban.
And behind this Voltaire, Islam needs exposure to a society were tolerance is de rigeur, where being a citizen of the world comes before all else—and where the people, sometimes within living memory, have seen the ultimate consequences of intolerance.