Islam and Radical Islam
Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi
Some roots of Radical Islamic objections to America:
Arabia and the invasion of sacred lands
American Dream has drooped into Materialism
Prophets have atrophied into profits;
Globalization, McJobs, and McWorld
Partnerships dishonored and Islam ignored
Palestine, the poor, free trade violations [corn and steel]
Hollywood and T.V.
Women; sentimentalism; ‘quiz’ shows; sports as opiate
Is America ‘crusading’, with parallels to the Middle Ages?
Territory – ‘spheres of influence’
Trade – oil, high tech, goods
Pride – as cultural superiority
Can we learn from if not love our enemies?
Or do we nuke the lot?
‘Freedom, not success is the American Dream’ [Charlton Heston]
Liberation for others: e.g. Martin Luther King Jr.
Founding virtues: honesty, thrift, sharing, study
Fundamentalism: in Islam and America
The Arabian Dream in America?
The American Dream in Arabia?