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Thinking Moslems and...

Reader comment on item: [Pew Poll on] How Muslims Think

Submitted by SHmuel HaLevi (Israel), Jun 27, 2006 at 10:20

Based on our personal contacts with Moslem people living in many villages near our own, they indeed think, but are not adhering to many of our thinking processes. What some of them view as logical and truthful representations most times have no connection whatever to what we would find logical and truthful. ANd what is fascninating is that it is not only so when one seeks their views on mundane things such as the price of home made olive oil, chicken eggs quality or lettuce growing. Just the other day I was riding a bus back from Haifa to Kiriath Shmona and as the bus visited and was on its way out of Majd el Kurum, a substantial Moslem town between Akko and Karmiel, I noticed a Beduin woman with a young toddler sitting on the highway ramp's curb, legs into the road... Terrific traffic there. I asked her through the window why was she doing that as she coud have been badly hurt. She responded that she liked to feel the wind... of the passing vehicles... She was not far from what others would do as well. Normal to their standards.

Thought processes and decisions made by both Jews and Moslems at times throw me for a sustained loop. And we many times considered looking into far away genetic signatures in common. Just last week we all saw the israeli government providing 3000 state of the art US made submachine guns and about 3 million bullets, (none of them made of rubber), to the Moslems!!! How about them Semites, my family? We think all right but the rest is up for grabs. One sits on the curb seeking wind and the other... You fill the gap.


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