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1 posted on 06/26/2002 7:09:28 PM PDT by anapikoros
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Dysfunctional culture ping
2 posted on 06/26/2002 7:11:48 PM PDT by anapikoros
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amazing post ... an almost poetic description of the lunacy seizing Islam
3 posted on 06/26/2002 7:16:03 PM PDT by Urbane_Guerilla
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we have become a nation dwelling at the foothills of heaps of remnants of the past, taking pride in its ability to ignore its flaws and deceive itself about its crises
4 posted on 06/26/2002 7:17:18 PM PDT by bvw
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WOW!

Very good reading. It is unfortunate that the Arabs won't heed it.............

5 posted on 06/26/2002 7:19:41 PM PDT by SeaDragon
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Excellent find. Thanks for posting it.
6 posted on 06/26/2002 7:27:06 PM PDT by gcruse
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A nation that does not expose its flaws to itself, as those who progress do, will never be able to deal with its ills. Hiding failures and presenting them as achievements, [and] denying defeats and presenting them as victories, will only lead us to more hardship and disaster.

This is a problem for Theocracies headed by dictators.

7 posted on 06/26/2002 7:35:32 PM PDT by Mike Darancette
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Excellent post! I'm amazed that there actually is an Arab who is not only moderate, but also shares the same reality as the rest of the world. Until now, I was certain that all of them had gone completely mad.
9 posted on 06/26/2002 7:46:36 PM PDT by 11B3
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bttt
10 posted on 06/26/2002 7:51:55 PM PDT by Don Myers
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Jesus! Knock me over with a feather! Rational, eloquent.

Libya has big aspirations, they want to be the top dog in Africa (sub Saharan as well). If they have a lot of people who think like this guy running the show, they might just accomplish this.

11 posted on 06/26/2002 7:53:34 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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The author's words serve as worthwhile advice for anyone and everyone to consider. The first step to dealing with a problem is to recognize/admit that the problem exists.
12 posted on 06/26/2002 7:55:18 PM PDT by sourcery
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Good insight, but scary implications suggested at the end.
14 posted on 06/26/2002 8:03:51 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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Princton's Bernard Lewis What Went Wrong? attempted to explain why Islam's "Golden Age" fell into decline. Despite his interesting expository sense however, he never actually seemed to answer his own question.

I would submit to him that this is where he should have found himself. Though Islam - and particularly, Islamism - have never been, in their rigidity, and sense of imposition, well suited to this approach.

It was the west's discovery and development of democratization and secular audit - which Bush would now attempt to thrust into sharia - that fueled Judeo-Christian civilization's assent, and Islam's decline.

Frankly, I doubt that the Islamic world is up to genuine revolution within it.

17 posted on 06/26/2002 8:11:00 PM PDT by onedoug
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I'm surprised this thread hasn't been deleted.


22 posted on 06/26/2002 10:02:10 PM PDT by Nick Danger
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