June 06, 2009

Andrew McCarthy on Islam as a Religion of Peace

Read it. In my limited experience, the piety of Iraqi Muslims is a lot like the piety for American Christians--it ranges from the truly devout to the "check the box twice a year." (I have to dispute one point he brings up. McCarthy says that the traditional Arabic greeting:"A'salaam-alaykum" ("Peace be upon you") is limited to one Muslim greeting another. The practice in Iraq is the greeting is universal and no one ever took offense when we used it nor did any of the Middle Easterners who provided our cultural awareness training for us.)

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