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Turki and Islamic radicalism

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Submitted by Brenda Rossini (United States), Jan 26, 2009 at 10:32

After reading the excellent King's Messenger, about Prince Bandar, I question the breadth of these princes' educations. You're not talking about men with a classical education. It's limited as to what they're permitted to learn. Their books are religiously-based, and it's a religion that denies its pre-Islamic history.

Whenever I read/hear one of their opinions, I can only say I'm bemused. Furthermore, their immediate ancestor, Faisal, in a grainy documentary, all shifty eyed because of his blockhead pronouncement, saying that the Jews must be thrown into the sea, is what it's all about--i.e.,their ideological, irreversible mission. (Now that I've voiced this judgmental opinion, how then to explain the British and their resurgent anti-semitism?)

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