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Hope misplaced

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in response to reader comment: King Abdullah agrees to reform islam

Submitted by Taj (United States), Mar 30, 2008 at 03:36

King Abdullah is simply a leader of a country whose citizens and ethnicity are a minority in the Islamic world - the King is hardly considered the representative of Islam, even in his own country.

The use of such a "hopeful" metaphor only illustrates the prejudiced and uninformed view that most in this country have about Islam in general - It's sad but unfortunately par for the course with regard to our history, as we consider slavery, sufferage, malaria-blankets, internment camps, and black lists, there's little wonder the consideration given to Islam...

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