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Muslim Awareness Week at UCI-Nov 17-20

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Submitted by gary fouse (United States), Nov 11, 2008 at 00:20

Recently, I wrote a piece based on a letter I sent to the Orange County Register. The letter was in response to their article on the UCI Olive Tree Initiative (15 students, Jewish and Muslim who visited Israel had reported back on their findings to a packed hall at UCI).

The initiative seems to have given rise to hope that Jewish and Muslim students at UCI might better understand each other's feelings and positions after having gained insight based on on-the-scene observations. I opined at the time (my letter was never published by the Register) that the proof of the pudding would be the next MSU-sponsored week of activities. In the past, MSU has hosted a parade of vitriolic speakers who shout their hatred of Israel. Most of these speakers don't seem to care much for "Zionist" Jews-or the US-their own country either. Typical of these speakers is Oakland-based imam, Amir Abdel Malik Ali, who is always invited to spew his venom at the UCI campus. Anyway, many people hoped-perhaps naively, that the MSU might decide to go in a different direction.

So, from November 17-20, will be Islam Awareness Week, and guess who will be one of the featured speakers? You got it- Malik Ali. Like a bad dose of Herpes, this guy just keep coming back and coming back. His two topics sound innocent enough; "The one God" and "My story". We don't know what he will actually say, however, until he shows up. Once this guy gets on a roll anything can happen. Ali is a gifted speaker although someone needs to tell him about introduction, body and conclusion.

Also appearing will be some former rapper named Mutah Beale aka Napoleon, who left the world of rap behind him when he started taking Islam seriously (he was born to a Muslim father). Not being a rap follower, I had to do some Googling on Beale. From what I can find out so far, he speaks all over the world on the dangers of the rapping lifestyle, which certainly sounds good to me. What he thinks about other issues, I don't know yet. His topics are "From Outlawz to outlawed-My story" and "Changing my game: My view of women before and after Islam.

It is hoped that the MSU-newly inspired by the Olive Tree Initiative- will tell Ali to keep his hate filled statements about "Zionist Jews, Israel, America and President Bush under wraps in the spirit of friendship and reconciliation between two groups of people who, for the most part, are Americans after all is said and done.

But, on the other hand, I was also hoping for a Cub pennant this year.

gary fouse

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Muslim Awareness Week at UCI-Nov 17-20 [452 words]gary fouseNov 11, 2008 00:20142684
Thank You for All Your Work and Information [27 words]Way to Go DanielOct 30, 2008 09:01141435
Mistakes In Reporting [53 words]Ruvain BoruchOct 12, 2008 18:37140028
Mr. Pipes speaks the truth... [92 words]JulieOct 11, 2008 14:34139946
A century of Apologies may appease the harmed souls. [606 words]Norma FaresSep 30, 2008 19:48139400
USA must follow Israel way, Ask islamists to show loyalty [227 words]AngelFeb 11, 2009 16:56139400
Interesting observation - John Brademas former head honcho @ nyu is at the Hyatt Hotel to greet Irans maniac. [116 words]Barbara PaolucciSep 28, 2008 16:42139295
"the best way to expose Mr Pipes is to quote exactly what he says." -- Irfan Yusuf [208 words]KristaSep 22, 2008 21:58139039
Krista You Go Girl [1449 words]der AlleswisserDec 7, 2008 10:35139039
Misunderstanding [53 words]KristaDec 10, 2008 15:47139039
Thank You, Krista, for your feedback [1184 words]der AlleswisserDec 11, 2008 07:52139039
A.C.O.R.N. and other American "good intentions"... [86 words]KristaDec 12, 2008 17:17139039
Congratulations, Dr. Pipes ! Truth Will Win Out -- Many Are With You ! Keep Fighting ! [434 words]Sofa SogoodSep 21, 2008 02:09138925
too droll [76 words]BronsonSep 22, 2008 07:30138925
truth will prevail ! [40 words]Phil GreendSep 21, 2008 00:53138922
1holocausts done by muslims [131 words]G.VishvasSep 20, 2008 19:13138907
the decline of the rational mind... [101 words]donvanSep 21, 2008 21:07138907
Proof, References? [14 words]ShakeebOct 9, 2008 01:47138907
To Shakeeb, about doing independent research [176 words]G.VishvasOct 11, 2008 09:17138907
Your due. [64 words]LynnSep 20, 2008 12:10138896
Oops, sorry, innocent mistake [149 words]BronsonSep 19, 2008 21:27138875
Re Apologies [82 words]Gabby from AustraliaSep 18, 2008 23:29138837
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