Fitzgerald: “A Muslim doesn’t look to peace, security, education, work, or the love of any other number of things as his ultimate goals”
“‘A Muslim doesn’t look to peace, security, education, work, or the love of any other number of things as his ultimate goals,’ al-Amriki said. ‘Instead, a Muslim is always working and striving to please the one true Creator.’” â€“ fromÂ this news article
The problem is that many of those who now are our rulers, or are “taking a leadership role,” are as limited as McNamara’s whiz kids. They, and the circumambient society, confuse a diploma, a degree, with education. There is a great and touching faith in the power of a famous university to somehow “educate,” when the curriculum is often an incoherent and chaotic smorgasbord of courses. The subjects that those “taking a leadership role” need most are history and literature, the one providing the ballast of fact and the other the divine afflatus of a well-exercised imagination to fill the sails of the ship of state. Without that ballast and that wind the Ship of State is merely Sebastian Brant’s Narrenschiff, careening this way and that, or at times, motionless when motion is called for.
â€¨â€¨Not knowing about Islam, and still refractory about learning its texts and tenets, and the history of Islam in the world, our leaders, the members of our political and media elites, are not well prepared. And not being well prepared with facts, they also lack the imagination to conceive of people who are not, in the end, more or less like themselves, wanting the same things, sharing the same worldview. It isn’t true.
Dahlan: ‘Arafat would condemn terrorist operations by day and do ‘honorable things’ by night’
By the way, Dahlan is personally responsible for theÂ murder of three AmericanÂ government employees in the Gaza Strip for 2003. But the Obama administration seems to like doing business with murderers anyway (see: Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud; Assad, Bashar). Carl in J’lem