4 readers online now  |  69 million page views

I wouldn't go that far......

Reader comment on item: Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict
in response to reader comment: Response to a Muslim

Submitted by Bryan Jackson (Canada), Sep 26, 2006 at 22:23

Islam, like Christianity during the crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, was hard-edged and didn't tolerate much except their own views. That obviously changed as Christians realized what a crock that idea of us or them was. Muslims in the Middle East by and large haven't found this out yet, but they will eventually.

Our way of accelerating that process is provide education to them. Not propaganda, more like showing them how our world works and showing them that such biases are not bad in the eyes of God, they are how our world works and how they can improve their lives by finding the balance between Islam and modern civilization.

For Lebanon, Turkey, Qatar and the Emirates, this is already happening. it's happening in Iran too. The trick is to speed up that process.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to I wouldn't go that far...... by Bryan Jackson

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)