Donald L. Conover
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Category Archives: Muslim Opinion of the West
Many Muslims are bitter about the attitudes of people in the West toward their culture and Islam in general. This bitterness is both justified and not, but in this post I will be discussing ways to change the status quo.
I certainly sympathize with your point about not being subjugated. My point in part is that subjugation and abuse of women is a worldwide problem and phenomenon. Many US divorces are brought on by this. In my opinion, Muslim women also do not want to be subjugated, and they are now seeing that women outside the Muslim World are standing up for their rights. This information dissemination cannot be stopped. As this process happens, Muslim women will naturally stand up for their own rights, and the nature of Islam itself will change. But this will take much courage and a very long time. Continue reading
So what does this prove? It proves what a fool’s errand it is to try to ban any information in this World. Continue reading
It’s time to dial down the rhetoric on both sides of the confrontation between Islam and the West. Continue reading
Essentially all of my Muslim friends are cynical about the prospects of attitudes towards Islam changing in the West, as well they should be! Today, when I shared my views about Rev.? Terry Jones, one acquaintance responded by simply sending this link, with no comment. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11236158 . I infer that he is saying to me that I am on a fool’s errand, because I’m up against western politicians. After reading the article I ask, “What do you expect?” Continue reading
The Rev.? Terry Jones needs money! This can be the only reason why he would stir up this controversy about burning the Koran. There will be enough Americans who believe such crazies to get him over his cash crunch. But that does not mean that he represents anything like a majority of American, Christian, or Western thought. CNN, MSNBC and other inflamers need money too! That’s why they let this crackpot stir things up instead of ignoring him. Continue reading