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Submitted by nabiel fayyad (Canada), Jan 20, 2004 at 11:05

Dear Mr. Pipes
I have been reading you since 1999. Mr. Bassam Darweesh helped me to get your articles through my E-mail! My name is Nabeel Fayyad: I am a Syrian writer; a secular from an islamic ( Sunni ) background; I have studied Pharmacy in Damascus and theology in Leabanon; I have 22 published books most of them about islamic history and Koran; I was invited 6 times to Al Jazeera TV, in a program called The Opposite Direction,to confront with some islamic scholar in some islamic subject.
All my books are prohibited in Syria: the fundementalist movement is so strong here. But it is not difficult to get them from Leabanon.
Dear Sir:
I decided to write to you after I had read your article about Koran. I think that the best way to get muslems out of their own image is to establish a constituton of something like the Biblical Critisism in the Islamic domain. The muslems are so vulnerable to comparison of religion, especially between Islam and Judaism. When I translated Speyer into arabic ( from German ), the reaction was great; particularly when I wrote some details about the strong relationship between the Koran and the Haggadah; not the Torah.

I think that you must begin writing in Arabic beacause the real educated writers in the arabic world are so rare these days.
Thank you very much. I wish you can read my articles in Annaqed.
yours
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