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Reader comment on item: CAIR's Twisted Stand on Academic Freedom

Submitted by John Harkness (United States), Sep 15, 2006 at 09:45

Long ago, before this all mattered very much, I had an Arab housemate in graduate school. Without any hisorical, theological, or philisophical rationale, I often found myself wondering how he could maintain such a tenuous relationship with that whch I called "facts" or "truth."

Reality seemed, in listening to him, to be completely maleable to accommodate the immediate situation, be it for entertainment or persuasion.

Alhough I would not say that self-serving but inconsistent adaptations of principle to practice are unique to any particular culture, I do find this observation to be useful in considering the comments of organizations such as CAIR.

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