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Reader comment on item: Professor [Shahid Alam] Compared Terrorists to Founding Fathers

Submitted by Neila Charchour Hachicha (Tunisia), Feb 5, 2005 at 21:48

It is extremely interesting to see how an Arab University professor living in a free US is unable to face and respect a different opinion or be open to criticism.

What I want to reach by this comment is this: Can you imagine then the degree of incapacity of so many Arabs to face freedom of opinion since that have always lived between the fear of dictatorships and religious extremism?

Are you able to measure the degree of indoctrination of their minds since they are born?

The idea that the percentage of such human profile might be a majority in the Muslim world is, the least I can say, terrorizing for me as a Muslin woman, but this is not a reason to avoid facing our reality.

We Muslim educated women have a huge part of responsibility in the education of the upcoming generation and in the handling of the actual one.
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