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is it "as a monolithic system incapable of change" ? islamists changing us instead

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jan 23, 2010 at 09:27

Grand Infidel, I would say that the islamic world is a universe of groups where each and every one cling to their monolith. Looking at "change" today we are facing a somewhat strange situation, the west has been calling on the oriental world for change but it is the western world that adopts. So at least the islamists are capable of changing, unfortunately not their world but ours. I think it is a straightforward argument that a tradition that survices 1000 years must have some value, good or bad, in it, Does not anyone love his oldest belongings dearly ?

As you live in Australia maybe there is not a lot to show to the casual muslim coming your way. Here it is different. I can show any muslim the cathedral in Cologne, it took 800 years to build without modern machinery, still in use, visible from more than 30km distance 150m high. The hardcore islamist would be even more impressed to hear that it survived british and american bombings intact. The taliban would be so impressed they would want to blow it up maybe.

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