A couple months ago I left a comment here about how Muslim women who come to the West for plastic surgery after acid attacks still say Islam is tolerant. (I could probably still find the links). Today I read that a Saudi diplomat is gay and is a friend to a Jewish woman, but says that the Saudi has twisted Islam, whereas Islam itself is tolerant. So it's not just the women:Saudi diplomat seeking asylum: 'My life is in danger'Envoy says he fears persecution if he leaves the U.S. and returns homehttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39118941/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/#
I remember that well, Bruce. Those people are brainwashed. I guess it is difficult to admit, and most of all to oneself, that one has been taken for a ride all one's life by a pseudo-religion.
It is said that "it's hard to reason someone out of that which they didn't reason themselves into to begin with," or something to that effect. I think the idea pretty well holds true whether I butchered the actual quote or not.
Thanks for all of us who were there.I will never forget the haunting defiant look of the NYFD people going to the WTC as I went away from it. I can never really describe that look.
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