Deborah K Jamil

Reconciling Different Concepts of God

  • "The point is you began by saying we have 5-6 million Muslims in France, you then proceeded to talk about a very small minority who take on board the ideas of the political Islamists, the Salafists, and a very tiny minority of that minority who actually consider or engage in violence. And to conflate that with the fact you've got 5-6 million Muslims in your country is to do something both misleading and possibly very dangerous." -Stephen Sackur on BBC's

    Posted on June 14, 2017 9:55 pm
  • "We know the Muslim Brotherhood on one hand, the Salafists on the other hand, try slowly and then constantly to re-Islamise the Muslim population of France and turn it against the Republic. It has been said overtly by many mouths, many clerics of Muslim confessions. I think it's a risk because France is a privileged target. If France swings over to the re-Islamisation of French Muslim citizens it would be a victory for all the fundamentalists." -Pascal Bruckner on BBC

    Posted on June 9, 2017 10:58 pm
  • Islamic extremism is the child of fear. It knows only weakness and insecurity. The way out of this extremist thought is to find the source of the fear and address it. It has been so difficult to discover what is causing the fear among "Islamic" extremists because what they are fearing is Islam. The extremists, in what they are doing in the name of Islam, are the ones "fighting Islam," not "the West." They are the ones who are disrespecting

    Posted on June 5, 2017 9:07 pm
  • From "Our Voice, Notre Voix" No. 64 June/Juin 2017 (Viewpoints of the Psychiatrized since 1987). "Surrounding me, I was discerning that one of the basic doings of people was to gather around a shared belief, interest or concern. Whether, this was around a religious, political, social or cultural conviction--human beings need to associate with other like-minded people in order to thrive and survive. This has its advantages, but one of its downsides was that it discourages most from making the

    Posted on May 18, 2017 11:18 pm
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