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"Fazal", I am quite familiar with CAIR ...

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Submitted by kman (United States), Oct 15, 2010 at 13:17

That you would suggest I go to them for info tells me the depth of your own fragmented understanding of any reality at all concerning the world or events in my country. My so-called abuse of your religion and prophet is honest as evidenced by my willingness to fully own up tot eh faults of my own religion and country. You won't find me blindly waving my own flag or justifying much of the lifestyles of most who call themselves "Christian".

I don't let pride stand in my way of seeing truth. I know the nature of my fellow mankind having been an avid and studious follwer of national and world events both in history and current events for well over half a century. No one pulls the woll over my eyes. I am honest enough to say I have no respect at all for either Harvard or any other of my country's once highly esteemed ivy league institutions of "higher learning". The Liberal thought trains that have saturated my country's colleges, univerities, and the news media are all extremely caught up in the latest faddish ideologies of Liberalism.

I call you to objective and critical thinking which is what I would expect of anyone with the degree of education you have. I have listened to people from both sides of the coin. Both those from here who have lived in your country for long and short periods of time, and people from your area of the world who come here and return home to their countries of origin. I find people of both arenas tend to hob nob only with those of their own general cultural and intellectual mind sets regardless of which country they go to or how long they stay. It is rare to find those who will critically observe at all levels of social and cultural mind sets in any individual country. I respect your great achievements in general educational pursuits, but seriously question your overall evaluative abilities. Not to worry. You belong to the vast majority of our planet's populations. People tend to evaluate from only sources they are familiar with. That leaves out a great deal of the reality of things.

This tends to be the fault of anyone's upbringing, enforced or otherwise. I had a very unique upbringing - basically left to run wild with no family structure and no ability to latch onto my peers in my surroundings. I'm not going to waste any time explaining all that. My point is that no one individual has influenced my life at all until at age 28 I met Jesus Christ. Even then, I made my won estimations and trusted no one's input but my own after thoroughly checking everything out from vast multitudes and varieties of input. I learned to be extremely cautious and cynical until anything or anyone had been totally investigated from every possible angle. I never trusted "popular" opinion form anyone or anything. This is why I give little outright respect to anyone at all despite any of mankind's credentials. History has proven many things to be of little value in hind sight, so I take the precaution of thorough investigation far beyond educational or cultural circles before giving allegiance.

After 14 - 15 years of outright atheism, I was very cynical and untrusting of this "Being" that had poured himself into me for a few moments. I did trust it to "check out" the Bible as it had invited me to. It opened a whole new dimension of my awareness of reality beyond where it had ever been before.

I remain a man able to critically sense error, ignorance - narrow or expanded, lie, obtuseness, and narrowmindeness. My thinking is always wide open, but evaluating. I have known from the get-go when my own institutions of "higher learning" and the news medias started lying to me and feeding me biased ignorance.

I use the "id" "kman" which is a part of my real name, because I know the dangers of this world both within and without my country. They are becoming very lethal and full of nut cases. I can't come to any forum just to puff up my own chest. It isn't about only me. I have a wife, children, and grandchildren. You obvioulsy have no where near a full awareness of the dangerous nature of those who really control your religious/political system. You are either just narrowly educated or being purposely obtuse. Most Muslims make a pretense of peace and friendship as taught by your very own Quran - "taqiyya" and "abrogation" both speak volumes as do many other things straight out of your Quran.

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