Thursday, March 12, 2009

Working with Muslim Societies

For those who need soundbites, here's a quick checklist for dealing with those Muslim societies that so confuse our decision-makers:

Grade F: labeling those you don't like as "evil" and making the rest your lackeys

Grade D: searching for closet moderates (you know, the goatherders who dream of a manicured lawn and SUV, just like "us"

Grade B: not searching for moderates but trying to cultivate their emergence

Grade A: leaving our definitions of "moderation" at home and educating ourselves about them to understand their goals

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