RE: The ISIS site and Joe's other sources

From: Lawrence DeBivort (
Date: Mon 11 Nov 2002 - 01:44:29 GMT

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    Joe, I have in my library about a half-dozen of Bernard Lewis' books, and have read them all. If you have actually read any of his writings, such as his extraordinary work on how the Muslim/Arab world 'discovered' Europe, you will see that he hardly supports your patronizing and condemnatory view of the world.

    But we have to stop meeting like this: I have things I want to get to, and I do not think any of these exchanges are budging your thinking, nor, thinking selfishly, generating any greater memetic insight into how you have derived these views than I already have. As I said in my last message, check in with me when and if you consult any of the easily available sources I suggest. Combing the world for duplicative anti-Muslim expressions and posting them here is not getting anyone anywhere. Since Sept 11, and since the end of the Cold War, such expressions abound, which is why we must hold ourselves to higher standards here and bring to our endeavours an understanding of the memetic dynamics that are at play.

    I have made my point regarding your views and their sources adequately clear in this forum, and so I break off this discussion with you.

    Best regards, Lawry

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