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Who is afraid of Islam?

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Submitted by Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai (India), Aug 18, 2010 at 20:21

The contest between Islam and the so-called western modernism will produce its own synthesis on merit; of the both sides, irrespective of the age and time difference or whether the ideas are presented by a desert herdsman or a Washington politician or a Ivy league arms chair ideologue. In fact Islamic sharia does not bring anything new other than highlighting and prioritizing certain ideas of justice and fairplay. Perfection in any civilization does not come with either by mere passing of the time or ghettoizing to reject all outside ideas. The western civilization is sure to accept better ideas from Islamic ideologies in a natural process of interaction of ideas. Mere barricading will not help. It only shows the weakness of the western panic stricken status-quoists who are afraid of change; especially that is identified with Islam.

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