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in response to reader comment: The failure of the American-Islamic discourse

Submitted by Maudi (United States), Aug 6, 2008 at 08:45

Ibn, I'm sorry my friend, you are way off base. America does not minimize the revival of Middle East, as you have stated. As a matter of history and fact, the United States has helped it. Let's be clear, we can bicker on and on about who has done the most wrong to the other - but you suggest failed discourse as the reason. Hypocritically, writing with your opinion and naming elected officials in the United States as "clowns" certainly should provide you with an obvious answer as to why discourse is a problem.

Also, you're myopic tendency to see America as a country of secularists who are intolerant of other religious views is, quite frankly, naive. Your blog truly appears to be an outsiders uneducated opinion.

First of all, I would enjoy seeing you write a similar blog demeaning Islamic views in al-Jezeera. You see, so much for your contention of singularism. I don't believe that the Muslim Brotherhood would be as accommodating. In the United States, we accept dissenting views and people do not have to fear political, military, or radical retaliation. Instead of recommending reading the books you have posted regading Islamic revival, maybe you should read up on the country that gives you the right of FREE speech. FREEDOM to worship God as your religion dictates. Its all in the Bill of Rights that, as Americans, we are unified (maybe you should read this). Nowhere in this will find exceptions.

It is certainly apparent that you're unhappy because America does not embrace the totality of Islam at this time. We still have much to learn about it. But, the history of Middle Eastern terrorism over the past fifteen years has not been a warm, fuzzy declaration of discourse.

Oh, by the way, I have read sections of the Qu'ran, books about Sayyid Qutb, Dr. Zawahiri and al-Banna. However, I do see a distinct difference in the words of Qu'ran and those of the above. But, I do agree, God IS great.

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