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Reader comment on item: The United States Government: Patron of Islam?

Submitted by Johan (Malaysia), Dec 2, 2011 at 14:10

The earlier Western efforts to pander to Muslim sentiments came up short, as the Muslim leaders of Egypt fought Napoleon with all they had, while Mussolini failed to find the widespread Muslim support he had hoped to win. So too, the American effort will no doubt end in failure. It is nearly inconceivable that moderate Muslims will have any influence over their more radical coreligionists.//

I haven't yet to come to a certain reason as to why Napoleon came to failure even though declaring
You will be told that I have come to destroy ..[deleted for brevity].. respect God, his Prophet, and the Qur'an. as his motives.

But my gut feeling is that he might not had been sincere enough with his intention and is more interested in the prospect of the strategic position the suez region might have held for his empire and ego? more research needed.

As for Mussolini, he's conclusion that Islam was a fascist had certainly caused the failure.

So long as american's stick to the said motives and to reiterate the importance of these motives that were mentioned:
It enriches our country with Islam's teachings of self-discipline, compassion, and commitment to family."47 In another statement, he reiterated two of these virtues and changed the third one: "America is made stronger by the core values of Islam—commitment to family, compassion for the disadvantaged, and respect for difference.//



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