After a series of candid engagements with users at Islamic Awakening over the new article that Alix Levine and I just published in Foreign Policy, the IA admins decided to ban me once again from their forum.
Their decision speaks volumes for that community’s ability to deal with a legitimate challenge. Here’s what they wrote this time:
You have been banned for the following reason:Mary had a little lamb, her fleece was white as snow and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb wassure to go – then Mary got banned and the lamb died…aww.Date the ban will be lifted: 19th May 2011, 10:00 AM
I was trying to play nice with them about this article – seeking some common ground that we could discuss – but after getting banned, I’ve decided to air their dirty laundry – all of it.
So, get ready, this blog’s about to get heavy…