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Don't try to be who you aren't

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Submitted by Amina (United States), Jun 23, 2007 at 13:02

Dr. Mr Talal,

Thank you for your effort to bring some sense of peace between the east and west. My name is Amina, I am an African muslim who will not compromise my faith for anything. I am not advocating warfare, however i am advocating the war of brains. In other words, instead of building a lot of hotels that sells alcohol, and promote immoral acts such as prostitution; Why don't you try to invest a small protion of your wealth in educating the muslims youths around the world.

Feeding American ideology into the heads of young muslims will not solve anything, instead it makes them feel that the only way to do things is the western way, which is not true. Instead of building hotels that sells alcohol, which in islam is Haram, why don't you show them that a hotel business can survive without needing to serve alcohol. You are not setting any good example. you don't have to serve alcohol to be successful.

I will really appreciate it if you don't going calling yourself muslim while you do things like this. I have great respect for you, however, try to be a better role model. Money will not save you. Quran says: "Mankind will follow worldly things untill they meet the grave" being rich is not a bad thing if you truly follow islamic laws. The white man want to rule the world, that is their goal. They come to you and say: "we are friends" they are not really your friend. I am not urging people to isolate themselves, I am asking people to take precaution when dealing with anyone who come to them as friends. Read the Book: Behold A Pale Horse by william cooper.

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