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Subject: Re: An Open Letter Date: 1/2/2010 2:09 PM
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What's a guy in Malaysia have to do with anything?

Malaysia is one of the largest Muslim countries, and my question was indeed "What does he have to do with anything?"

I understand your point that the crazies naturally get more attention, like a five-car wreck on a highway with a hundred safe drivers, but my point is that the attention paid the wreck is in the nature of the onlookers, not the nature of safe drivers. Once they're driving safely, there's nothing more radical they can do to get attention. Doing the right thing is neither radical nor flashy, it's just right. That was also my point when I told somebody that his belief in Al Qaeda's claim to represent Islam spoke about him, not about Islam. It is the perceiver who makes these choices. Reality is still there.
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