Re: CHAT: Going nomail
|From:||Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 10, 2008, 19:00|
on 4/10/08 10:44 AM, Mark J. Reed at markjreed@MAIL.COM wrote:
> No advocating the adoption of any particular IAL. You can talk about
> IAL's themselves all you want; la verda stelo is symbolic of the
> movement, not the lang.
> Similarly, while Hanuman's thread veered dangerously crossward, that
> wasn't Hanuman's fault just because he brought up Islam as a topic.
> Certainly, talking about things like whether or not Muslims say "Amin"
> is perfectly OK. Suggesting that anyone who does or doesn't share a
> particular faith is somehow inferior and/or doomed to an eternity of
> torment in the afterlife, not so OK.
HuH? Did I even come close to that??? No, I think I was more interested in
dispelling Islamophobia and it's myths in favour of facts and history, i.e.
all the contributions of Islamic/Arabic cultures (yeah frikki'PLURAL)...
i.e. all the Arabic words in International Techno-scientific English
> >Before I go, I'd like to add 'amen' to Philip Benct's remark:
> >Let's make that "No Cross, No Crown, No Green Star, No
> >Chauvinism", including first and foremost cultural
Especially knee-jerk conservative mono-cultural nativistic chauvinism (read:
Eurocentricism and outright racism in this case/context).
"In the same way that someone in the midst of a rough crowd guards a wound
with great care, so in the midst of bad company should one always guard the
wound that is the mind."