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The liberal age revisited

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 13, 2012 at 08:30

Thank you Dr. Pipes. You are very correct and if we indeed had the liberal age of Albert Hourani then it is bound to happen again

I was watching the News hour of a major TV station in Cairo and there was a confrontation between a woman that was wearing a hijab and a salafist and what was most interesting about it is that the woman was saying we do no want your brand of islam and that the sheikh should leave Egypt and head to Saudi Arabia where he will find his brand of islam but she also assured him that he will be back at the blink of an eye

There is no doubt that Egypt is very different and much more diverse but i do think that we might be seeing a turning point as far as this radical form of islam has gone.

There is a great book that was written by Milad Hanna not very long ago that Egyptians love their links to their glorious Pharaonic past, their European connection through their Greco-Roman past as well as to the religion of islam but this balance must be kept in harmony

I'm sure that you must be aware that some member of al-ikhwan al-muslieen I do not recall his name now that he does not want any English or French being taught in schools and only Arabic but the press exposed the fact that he was sending his children to an English school in Cairo

Now we do not hear anything from al-ikhwan about the teaching of English or French is schools

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Title Commenter Date Thread
5Islam is more primitive than medieval [190 words]EmilyJun 27, 2012 14:55196754
5Well answered -Islam is changing to the worse [123 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJun 13, 2012 12:25196314
8The liberal age revisited [266 words]dhimmi no moreJun 13, 2012 08:30196303
6Those days are gone [208 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJun 14, 2012 11:34196303
We never had Egypt to lose [76 words]SchillsJun 20, 2012 20:31196303
Islamic Liberalism will make a comeback [40 words]SchillsJun 20, 2012 20:35196303
1Until? perhaps you meant to say Unless? [273 words]saraJun 21, 2012 17:27196303
3Main Problem in Main street [80 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJun 21, 2012 18:28196303
So how will you determine when Egyptians can rule themselves? [167 words]SchillsJun 21, 2012 19:01196303
4Sad reality to try to convey [438 words]saraJun 21, 2012 19:29196303
Nasser is your example of a good secular leader? [271 words]SchillsJun 22, 2012 16:25196303
Islamist government [129 words]steveNJun 22, 2012 16:47196303
1No, Nasser was an example of a more secular period [304 words]saraJun 22, 2012 20:03196303
Democratic Islamists are more desirable than secular despots [95 words]SchillsJun 23, 2012 15:28196303
3tablighee nonsense [34 words]dhimmi no moreJun 26, 2012 06:56196303
2Debate About Are Islam and Democracy compatible [63 words]saraJun 26, 2012 17:55196303
4No Democracy in Islam [70 words]dhimmi no moreJun 27, 2012 17:57196303

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