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Ibrahim Hooper - start in Saudi Arabia

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Submitted by John Randall Peacher (United States), Jul 19, 2002 at 19:53

It is interesting that spokespersons for Muslim orgainzations in the United States and the Democracies of the West dwell on tolerance and pluralism when interviewed.

I cannot understand why, if men such as Ibrahim Hooper are so concerned about "justice and of tolerance" and being quoted in an interview saying "our focus is on pluralism" they do not first start in the land that birthed Islam. Why is there no pluralism, justice or tolerance in Saudi Arabia toward other religious beliefs or women?

How many churches or synagogue's in Saudi Arabia have worshippers on Shabbat or on Sunday mornings? Why only justice, tolerance, and pluralism in another country and not in the very country that gave birth to Islam; a religion of "peace" to quote our President?

A person of average intelligence would wonder, would they not?

Mr. Hooper, you need speak to the House of Saud concerning your ideals of "justice, tolerance and pluralism. Start where the birth took place. Change the system that spend tens of millions of dollars yearly to preach to others, before you preach to us.

Mr. Ibrahim's attitude reminds me of a quote by one of the greatest stateman Great Britian ever produced, "there but for the grace of G-d, goes G-d..."

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