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Gibran background non Musim

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Submitted by Dwight Brown (United States), Apr 25, 2007 at 14:56

Among the questions raised concerning a NYC school to be named after Gibran are a few concerning his background.
1. He was born in Lebanon
2. into a Maronite (Christian) family
3. and spent most of his life in the United Sates

I suspect any Arab would tell you that for these and other reasons, he is hardly a hero among Muslims, but then, he is one of the few authors from the Middle East about which Americans have any knowledge, but his most famous book (The Prophet) is very faintly Christian, if at all, so there is enough here to make informed people on both sides uneasy - the primary requirement for successful compromises in this contentious era.

Dwight Brown

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