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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:28 PM
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DVD (included with today's newspaper) spreads positive Islamic image
Source: News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

Wake County residents in three ZIP codes will find a DVD about Islam bundled in their issues of The News & Observer today, as Muslim residents initiate a public relations effort to counteract a controversial DVD distributed in the paper in September.

Today's DVD,"The Fog is Lifting: Islam in Brief," was produced by an Egyptian nonprofit group intent on explaining Islam to non-Muslims. It offers an orthodox defense of Islamic precepts and theology without engaging in issues such as politics or terrorism.

"If the media keeps presenting a certain stereotype, people need to see the other side," said Mona Dakrouri, an Egyptian-American living in Cary, who was trained to speak to interfaith groups by the Bridges Foundation, which produced the DVD.

In September, The News & Observer, along with 70 other newspapers nationwide, accepted as paid advertising a DVD called "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West."

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1510172.html
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:51 PM
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1. Can't hurt to remind people that humans are human.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:14 PM
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2. though I, personally, would not wish to become a muslim, I wish them no harm
Edited on Sat May-02-09 05:16 PM by angstlessk
and living in Detroit with the largest community of muslims being in Dearborn, I find them endearing and quite interesting...I trust them more than the white folk who look suspiciously like red necks here abouts...PS I am a white Virginian!
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:36 PM
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3. How many would bother to watch it?
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:40 PM
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4. Did it mention anything about Sharia law?
Or that women are officially worth one-fourth of what a man is worth?

I'm not into demonizing any group of people for others to torture, but all religion is a mind-fuck.
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:10 PM
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7. Source please.
Where did you read that Islam says a woman is worth 1/4th of a man?
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:06 AM
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10. Sorry, I was wrong about that
In Sharia, a woman is worth one half of a man. Here it is from the horse's mouth:

http://www.islamic-sharia.org/general/on-the-testimony-...
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:20 PM
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12. I'd get in a discussion on how much of a dumb idiot you are, but then
I will be wasting my time. SO, Meh, fuck it. I am not a proponent of any specific religion, but fuck that shit, if there is any religion out of the three monolithic religions that I have studied that is worth praise when it comes to elevating women status, Islam is the one.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:18 PM
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5. Will it mention the Pakistani woman
shot by her brothers for the horrible crime of singing on television?

Religion is a cancer.
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oedura Donating Member (347 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:45 PM
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8. But...but...you don't understand!!!
Those guys weren't real Muslims. Real Muslims don't do things like that!

At least that's what some apologist asshole said in the comments under a video of one of her performances that I just saw on YouTube.

So you see...what we need to do is learn to distinguish between the "real" Muslims and the fake ones. Problem solved.

:sarcasm:
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:16 PM
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9. That was my first thought also.
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east texas lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 07:53 PM
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11. Guess her brothers were only stereotypes...
She's still just as dead. But at least they can hold their heads up high at the coffee shop each
day, sitting on their asses while while the women do all the work.
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:59 PM
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6. I'll wait for the YouTube parody.
I just hope it's made by somebody besides the Republicans or the Baptists.
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