Drlee wrote:I think you had better think again. Our generation was fine with conservative Islam. It is becoming more radical and conservative, not less. We had to be brought kicking and screaming against the abuses listed above.
How did you see the Islamic world till the oil embargo of 1973? There were three parts of them.
1. The picturesque but reactionary desert Arabs who enjoined quite great Valentino-style fascination until 9/11 came out of the blue.
2. There were radical ostensibly "secular" and "socialists" Arabs like Nasserite Egypt, Baath Iraq and Syria, revolutionary Lybia and Algeria, who had some American sympathy for their "anti imperialst" stand.
3. There were non Arab Muslims, who were supposedly American "friends", like Pakistan and Afghanistan.