Several years ago, I remember seeing a picture of Osama bin Laden that ominously foretold the tragedy that would come on 11 September. The picture showed bin Laden, with his typical slothful and even indifferent look, sitting while gripping his Kalashnikov with neatly organised and impressive looking books filling the background. What caught my attention in this picture were the titles of these books. With the help of a magnifying glass, I was able to figure out the titles, and to my surprise, and dismay, these were the same titles that I have in my own personal library. I could just as easily have been looking at a section of my own library where I keep books on classical Islamic jurisprudence.
First paragraph of an article that I’m definitely going to continue to read. Khaled, you really know how to reel someone in, don’t you?