Update: Some corrections and clarifications added.
In an excellent article, Ed denounces Islam as a threat to Christianity and Western Civilization. Note that Ed’s language is pretty strong and forceful, and it’s only the first half of what he wants to say on the issue. I recognize that people who I respect may take issue with this; but on the other hand, I also see Islam as a force that must be engaged in some way, and I would like to explore the question. To those who disagree, I must ask to bear with me with patience.