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Where is Islamic humility and spirituality

Reader comment on item: Mirror Image: Palestinians Continue to Mimic Zionism

Submitted by Prashant (United States), May 23, 2016 at 00:06

Dear Dr Pipes,

as I see various Islamic factions fighting incessantly for their rights all across the world, I often wonder if humility and spirituality exists in the Islamic world. I am not saying that it does not exist but I feel that the section of Islamic population that is humble and spiritual is simply outnumbered by the noisy and militant faction. I hope I am not reading you wrong but I think in your observation about Islamists mirroring Zionists, you have highlighted essentially the same point.

When Jewish people organize trips to the Holy Land for their youth I can see the sacredness and piety of the purpose. As you pointed out the copy-cat trips by the, so called, Palestinians appear impious at the very outset. You correctly pointed out that the former builds while latter destroys. I am sorry but in the day-to-day conduct of Muslims, humility and spirituality seem to be missing. I wish we get to see a kinder and gentler version of Islam.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Where is Islamic humility and spirituality [168 words]PrashantMay 23, 2016 00:06229594
1When will they copy the Zionist peace rallies? [15 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
PezDispenserMay 19, 2016 13:11229534
Mimicking [280 words]Jay1Jan 21, 2011 22:17181944
Hijaz occupied by Saudis started the problems in the Middle East. [98 words]M.D'SouzaApr 16, 2008 13:13125848
1The concerning Flag of PCNSS [455 words]YnnatchkahApr 5, 2008 02:34124685

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