Thursday, August 26, 2010

Territoriality

Imam Rauf will be reluctant to move the mosque site to a place further away, because he well understands the history of Islam, which spread by grabbing and holding territory. Mosques have been the "flags"-- the markers on that territory.

(Upcoming, I'll be taking a broader view of the major historical currents in play on the planet right now-- the struggle between three major forces: Islam, Secularism, and Christianity. Stay tuned.)

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