To Plato - have you noticed...
Submitted by Michel (United States), Jan 26, 2007 at 20:49
That Noah and Susan prefer to either put you or me into the cross-hairs of their sniper rifles?
I assume I am much more the enemy, as I indeed love to share an apple tobacco water pipe with those extremists in Turkey, plotting the next attack against the Infidels...felt actually much safer than in LA for that matter.
Just so ironic, that I, Blonde, blue-eyed, could sit in the middle of hundreds of "Saddams" without ever hearing one single snite remark. Try the reverse and be a Muslim (Sikkh for instance) and walk into one of our bars.... but of course - not representative.
Was there one response to Mo? Don't think I saw one.
I sure share your emotions as to "cringing" at times at this climate of intolerance.
Loved your questions for Mo and look forward with anticipation to his answers. Nothing I could add on my end other than I sure appreciated your humor.
My dentist - I just found out - happens to be a Syrian Christian. We shared over a nice drill into my root canal stories about the Immigration process and I must share with you that I was appalled hearing his (of course non-representative) stories. Talking about racial profiling and discrimination.
If he is representative, then we already are living in the world of the Susans. I myself have seen it how people of olive skin color with black hair were taken out a third and fourth time for screening during airtravel. It's already happening and it hits a lot of innocent people.
So deplorable, when you try to enter into a constructive, unemotional debate, as demonstrated in your last 2 posts, all there is is silence. Neither gives much opportunity to attack, no real target to shoot at, which is why you are so much dangerous to any fanatic ( or to be polite: proponent of extreme measures) from any side.
You prove my point wonderfully, and I thank you for your engagement, even though you knew already that this would not make you very popular here. For what it's worth, you have my respect.
Once again, isn't there a Muslim (Theologist) out there willing to give it a serious effort to respond to Plato's questions? Please understand - as far as (admittedly the minority) Plato or myself are concerned, this is not meant to be an "interrogation", but sheer simple curiosity and the will to understand, how you can consolidate to practicing your religion and not strive to destroy us in the process.
Mo- -a point by point (Quote and response) type of answer to Plato's questions would help me personally a great deal.
TX in advance.
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".
Reader comments (2097) on this item
Comment on this item
You can help support Daniel Pipes' work by making a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum. Daniel J. Pipes