> Can I guess that you are guessing (although, > again, a link would have been helpful)? But, > even if true, this would be an example of Western > influence on Islam, not vice versa.
I'd say it's more a case of maritime culture continuing to exert its control (as a source of good ideas) over landlubbers. Islam has its "great pirates" too, to cite Fuller's 'Operating Manual' (a bestseller in China when it first came out).
> >and > > > >(b) English Al Jazeera has a lot of penetration in > >North America, thanks to YouTube... > > And I still doubt that factoid is relevant to our > our discussion. But let me not be ungracious; I am > glad to see you have dropped the "questioning > authority" sub-theme. > > Haim > Je me souviens
I too doubt the relevance to this Forum, though not to my blogs, where "question authority" is also a meme.