Wednesday, April 06, 2011 – 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
A group of 10 Muslim Imams and Scholars are visiting Dallas and I was with them on the bus touring today in Fort Worth. Here is a brief update:
I was with them from 2:00 PM through 1:00 AM and it was exciting to see the trends in pluralism and their (human) desire to co-exists, and it was a delight to learn about their efforts in working that up.
If were to summarize it in a few words; I wish the media focuses on the obessision and commonality of the right wingers, be it in America or Chad, Afghanistan or Dutch, Brazil or Taiwan… they are bent on dominating and oddly they accuse the other of the same which they are guilty of. The rise and fall of right wingers is a subject I would like the media to cover.
The 10 Imams/Scholars and people in influential position have the same issues as we do in America, the moderates are being pushed around and shamelessly they keep cushioning the abuse giving the false myth a currency, that the right is right or the might is right. Those men and women were actually using the word Pluralism quite extensively. I am reluctant to call it a conflict between the moderate majority and the tiny weeny right wing minority, because if the majority does not have balls to stand up to do the right wingers then it is not a conflict. And ofcourse unlike the “me and me” right wingers the “we and us” moderates are not assertive enough to do the good things.
The public on the other hands funds, donates the ones who create division and pitch one against the others, like the Fox news, the right wing republicans and a host of them. When will be see the truth that our monies are doing harm to the cohesive fabric of the society?
Here was my plan and I will update the full report later at http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/ and http://www.worldmuslimcongress.org/ and http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/
- Interfaith/ Pluralism Greetings
- Origins of Interfaith
- The issues in America and what are we doing about it.
- Quraan Conference
- Quraan burning
- The Ground Zero Mosque
- Sharia Laws
- Pluralism and Prophet Muhammad the Peace Maker
- Cartoons/ humility
- Origins of Islamophobia are political and 2 Wrong translations of Quraan
- What are Muslims doing about building cohesive Societies
- Great things about United States
- First Amendment –
- Minority Rights
- Hope for every human/ A sense of security
- You can be who you want to be.
- Free Speech
- The issues we see in the Middle East
- Minority Rights
- Radical Sermons
- Not hear good things you are doing.
- The role of OIC – Rashad Hussain
- Women’s rights
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