From: Scott Chase (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 22 Nov 2002 - 17:30:31 GMT
>From: "Scott Chase" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: Islam and Europe
>Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 12:13:03 -0500
>>From: "Lawrence DeBivort" <email@example.com>
>>To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
>>Subject: RE: Islam and Europe
>>Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 00:02:48 -0500
>>Nope, you have it wrong, Joe. The truth is that you scrape the bottom of
>>barrel for the bottom feeders like "Ibn Warraq" and Daniel Pipes, and you
>>try and foist them on us as if they were legitimate observers and
>>instead of taking responsibility for yourself for uttering their
>>When challenged on "Ibn Warraq" you state he would be in danger if his
>>'true' identity were known, thereby showing that you have fallen for "Ibn
>>Warraq" hook, line and sinker. Think about it: if you don't know who he
>>how can you assert what would happen to him if his identity were known?
>>is only your blind anti-Semitic bigotry that keeps you from acknowledging
>>this. In the days of the US civil rights movement, bigots were called
>>necks' and 'crackers' -- your venom is now simply directed against
>Not that such a thing would make bigotry against Arabs and Muslims right,
>because it doesn't, but isn't there a fair share of bigotry directed
Ooops, this should be NON-Muslims. I suppose it might be worth looking into how the Shia on the Arabian peninsula have been treated historically by the Wahabist Sunnis though.
>in places such as Saudi Arabia? How easily could a non-Muslim travel to
>Mecca and view the Kaaba meteorite? What difficulties would a non-Muslim
>male have in having a relationship with a Saudi Muslim female?
>OTOH, at least previous to 9-11, Saudis have been able to come to the U.S.
>and though there's some degree of ignorant bigotry over here, they could
>even do things such as meet American women and see the various parts of our
>country unimpeded by religious stricture and with no religious police to
>make sure they were on the correct path.
>There's a tad of asymmetry I'd say.
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