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Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] a poem, plus some

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  • dottie zold
    Wow, I really like that poem, thanks Deborah. I think it not only stands obviously for Muslims but for all people who think God is soley theirs. All good
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      Wow, I really like that poem, thanks Deborah. I think
      it not only stands obviously for Muslims but for all
      people who think God is soley theirs.

      All good things,
      Dottie

      --- laquerencia33@... wrote:

      > Mohja Kahf - poet, author and professor of
      > comparative literature at the
      > University of Arkansas - is an proponent of
      > progressive Islam (yes, there
      > does appear to be such a thing).
      > DB
      > ******
      >
      > Most Wanted
      >
      > Warning: God has slipped the noose
      > We must confirm the worst
      > Of our righteous fears
      > God has escaped the mosque
      > Where we've locked him up for years
      > We repeat unto you:
      > God is on the loose
      > He could be anywhere
      > There is no telling anymore
      > He is no longer the guarantor
      > Of this people or that faith
      > Henceforth beware:
      > You may find him in heathen beauty
      > Take appropriate measures:
      > You may have to behave
      > as though each human being
      > could reflect his Face
      >
      >
      http://www.progressiveislam.org/literature_mohja_kahfs_most_wanted
      >
      >
      > ***************
      > "I have, over the years, come to a place where I
      > recognize and
      > publicly abhor the logic of Arab rationalizations
      > for the killing and
      > suicide-bombing of Israeli civilians. The rationale
      > includes statements
      > that "no Israeli is really a civilian, because they
      > all must serve in the
      > army" (something which the early Zionists themselves
      > unfortunately
      > affirmed, with their dangerous and provocative
      > slogan ‘The Whole Nation, a
      > Front! The Whole People, an Army!') and ‘they
      > leave us no other means, we
      > are a people stripped of an army, an infrastructure,
      > rights to speak, to
      > travel, to assemble, to change things politically,
      > to defend our homes
      > against bulldozing; how else do you expect us to
      > resist but by disrupting
      > their daily life?' This is not acceptable. Being
      > unbearably oppressed
      > does not justify targeting civilians. Being
      > oppressed does not justify
      > immorality. I and my husband are critics of Arab
      > dictatorships, as you
      > know.
      > I speak out against Muslim intolerance of Jews and
      > Christians when it
      > occurs. I am no zealot for Arab injustice or
      > justifier of Arab atrocities.
      > Such a recognition — when you hear the pain of the
      > other side and are
      > willing
      > to listen to the names and stories of the innocents
      > your side has killed —
      > is
      > spiritually transformative." - Mohja Kahf, "Israel
      > as Godzilla"
      >
      > www.rawi.org/godzilla-Israel.html
      >
      >
      >


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