Would you suggest their lead by example temperate understanding of Christian scripture...or the Declaration of Independence?On the wider question, I think that a more temperate understanding of islamic scrupture would help.
Ok, I'll run with this...we get a lil more temperate and understanding...go on.
1) Who exactly are the more reformist Muslims? Exactly? Aren't these the people Obama is afraid to "engage" in Iran on the excuse that he'll offend the less reformist Muslims?I think we need to understand the reformist muslims more and engage with them, respecting their religion and encourgaing engagement. We can do this as we are very strong in defending our own Judeo Christian, post enlightenment, secular democratic values.
2) Even though I see Islamic relations initiatives internationally. And I do see and note reformist Muslims....neither you nor any of those strong in their secular democratic values, can deny the much less reformist Muslim is trying to engage us...on a daily basis. I would hope your suggestion here that we engage reformists, comes with the realization that the non-reformists very much are reaching out to touch us. today.
Quit with the Obama answers, do what exactly? What do we do to face down "Islamophobia?" And where do you see hate politics? Your generalizations tough to debate, are they on purpose?So we can start with facing down islamophobia and the hate politics it comes with.