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10 Terms Not to Use with Muslims
Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 28, 2009 | Chris Seiple

Posted on 03/31/2009 8:23:53 AM PDT by mockingbyrd

8 "Freedom." Unfortunately, "freedom," as expressed in American foreign policy, does not always seek to engage how the local community and culture understands it. Absent such an understanding, freedom can imply an unbound licentiousness. The balance between the freedom to something (liberty) and the freedom from something (security) is best understood in a conversation with the local context and, in particular, with the Muslims who live there. "Freedom" is best framed in the context of how they understand such things as peace, justice, honor, mercy, and compassion.

9. "Religious Freedom." Sadly, this term too often conveys the perception that American foreign policy is only worried about the freedom of Protestant evangelicals to proselytize and convert, disrupting the local culture and indigenous Christians. Although not true, I have found it better to define religious freedom as the promotion of respect and reconciliation with the other at the intersection of culture and the rule of law – sensitive to the former and consistent with the latter.

10. "Tolerance." Tolerance is not enough. Allowing for someone's existence, or behavior, doesn't build the necessary relationships of trust – across faiths and cultures – needed to tackle the complex and global challenges that our civilization faces. We need to be honest with and respect one another enough to name our differences and commonalities, according to the inherent dignity we each have as fellow creations of God called to walk together in peace and justice, mercy and compassion.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: doublestandard; freedomofreligion; islam; islamicimperialism; islamicsupremacists; islamictyranny; religion; religionofpeace; theocracy
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To: Owl_Eagle

>They like it if you call them “Suicidal Sons of the Desert”.

Really? I think that would be a very good descriptive phrase to describe suicide bombers.


51 posted on 03/31/2009 10:03:13 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: mockingbyrd

I was thinking that the main word to avoid would be “bacon”. You know, like, “you want bacon on that”?


52 posted on 03/31/2009 10:22:53 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

ping


53 posted on 03/31/2009 10:24:56 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: mockingbyrd

The brain challenged fool writing the article uses the subtitle: There’s a big difference between what we say and what they hear.

Maybe the problem originates in their ears and not our mouths. Leave it to the liberals among us to accept blame for it, and punish the healthy for the sins of the sick.


54 posted on 03/31/2009 10:31:11 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: mikelets456

-Last night was a “bang” -Don’t piss him off or he’ll explode! -You’re fired! -Can you pick up some fertilizer?

-You're the bomb!
55 posted on 03/31/2009 10:42:14 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: mockingbyrd

I’m sure there are those who believe this guy is: 1) a lapdog for 0bama, 2) a closet Muslim, 3) a member of the Communist Party USA

and would like to return to the “good ol’ days” of Rumsfeld and his acolytes who did everything possible to antagonize anyone anywhere who did not agree with “THE” position.

Quothe Rush: “Words mean things.” To those in other countries and cultures, who we are trying to influence to our position, using the wrong words has a deliterious effect.


56 posted on 03/31/2009 10:44:09 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: mockingbyrd

They forgot “Israel.”

They prefer to use the term “Palestine.”


57 posted on 03/31/2009 10:48:37 AM PDT by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: OneWingedShark

“Suicidal Sons of the Desert”? Naww, if you want maximum effect refer to them as “sons of pig f’n dogs”.


58 posted on 03/31/2009 10:59:23 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: mockingbyrd
.....I guess "man up" or "grow a pair" wouldn't ring a bell with them either.....
59 posted on 03/31/2009 11:12:23 AM PDT by cyberaxe (((.....does this mean I'm kewl now?.....)))
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To: mockingbyrd

Bunch of Pig Swill


60 posted on 03/31/2009 11:38:50 AM PDT by Vendome
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To: Fiji Hill

I see the guy in the photo is engaging in the act he wants to send to h***.


61 posted on 03/31/2009 7:30:59 PM PDT by Redcitizen (The Death Star is the ultimate in peacekeeping.)
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To: taxesareforever

I suppose I could substitute pork. What about pork rinds?


62 posted on 03/31/2009 7:33:13 PM PDT by Redcitizen (The Death Star is the ultimate in peacekeeping.)
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