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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    How is what he said about the issue saying what you say it is saying?
    The article indicated this:
    The State Department said Ms Pandith, who is a Muslim, would be responsible for helping US efforts to "engage with Muslims around the world on a people-to-people and organisational level".
    To which he responded:
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    Umm......how is a woman supposed to "engage" the types that support the Taliban and al-Qaeda?
    Since the article neither stated nor implied anything at all about terrorist groups or Islamic extremists, the only logical conclusion that I can draw is that Celticlord was referring to "the Muslim world" when he made his comment about the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

    If I am mistaken, Celticlord, please clarify who you are referring to, and how it is relevant to this thread.
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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    I've heard it all, now.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The article indicated this:
    The State Department said Ms Pandith, who is a Muslim, would be responsible for helping US efforts to "engage with Muslims around the world on a people-to-people and organisational level".
    To which he responded:
    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord
    Umm......how is a woman supposed to "engage" the types that support the Taliban and al-Qaeda?
    Since the article neither stated nor implied anything at all about terrorist groups or Islamic extremists, the only logical conclusion that I can draw is that Celticlord was referring to "the Muslim world" when he made his comment about the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

    If I am mistaken, Celticlord, please clarify who you are referring to, and how it is relevant to this thread.
    You are perhaps correct as to his meaning.

    However, I took it to mean that places like Iran and the like would be less likely to deal with a female, as they have biases against females in positions of power.

    Whereas you appeared to take it as meaning the WHOLE of the muslim world.

    So I felt it necessary to disagree with you.
    Last edited by The Mark; 06-26-09 at 09:11 PM.
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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Are those the types we really want to engage in talks?
    Are you sure that you're a Leftist?
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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    The new envoy should immediately be sent to Tehran

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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Uhh are you suggesting that most Muslims support the Taliban and al-Qaeda?
    Of course they don't! Why just look at all the huge rallies in the Muslim World against these organizations and terrorist tactics in general. And note the expansive educational initiatives in such countries to combat the recruitment of teenagers as suicide bombers.

    Note the many elegant, widely published religious rulings and instruction from top-flight Islamic scholars decrying the actions of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the name of Muhammadanism.

    What? You don't see these things? I wonder why?
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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Well, there might be a few. But they're hardly a major geopolitical factor.
    Well, the fat ones might be.
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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    Islam is a religion. Constitutionally speaking, we are required to appoint an envoy for all known religions.
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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Islam is a religion. Constitutionally speaking, we are required to appoint an envoy for all known religions.
    Wait, what?

    Please explain your reasoning.
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    Re: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Islam is a religion. Constitutionally speaking, we are required to appoint an envoy for all known religions.
    No, that is not true.

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