Friday, 7 October 2011

But, as is almost invariably the case on the rare occasion that a Muslim wins a Nobel prize, no great scientific discovery lies behind it. It's a Peace Prize only, a peace prize relating to a conflict started by the Muslims themselves.

So this isn't a real contribution to humanity. At best, it's a minor mitigation of the problems Muslims cause to humanity. Even that could be debated as the woman appears to be part of a jihad-minded opposition movement, confronting a secular government.
Tawakul Karman, a Yemeni journalist and activist, is one of three women awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. She becomes the first Arab woman to win the prize.

The 32-year-old mother of three founded Women Journalists Without Chains in 2005.

She has been a prominent activist and advocate of human rights and freedom of expression for the last five years, and led regular protests and sit-ins calling for the release of political prisoners.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited Ms Karman and the two other winners for their "non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".

...She is a member of Yemen's leading Islamist opposition party, the Islah - a conservative, religious movement that calls for reform in accordance with Islamic principles.
Source: BBC

According to Wikipedia, Al-Islah appears to have serious jihad connections.
Al-Islah has been described as consisting of "three components. The first is the political faction, Yemen’s Muslim Brotherhood, led by Mohammed Qahtan. The second is the tribal confederacy which was led by top tribal chief Sheikh Abdullah al-Ahmar until his death in 2007 at which time he was succeeded by his son Sadeq.[3]. (Hamid al-Ahmar is Sadeq's younger brother and is active in politics.) The third is the mainstream Salafists in Yemen, led by the country’s most prominent Sunni religious scholar, Abdul Majeed al-Zindani."


Anonymous said...

Rare, yes, but one must acknowledge Mohammad Abdus Salam, who won a Nobel Prize in Physics. He was highly respected by the physics community worldwide, and even praised by Stephen Hawkins in his book A Brief History of Time.

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