RAND Corporation Study on Islam – Why all the fuss?

by 1389 on November 15, 2007

in 1389 (blog admin), Iraq, Islam, United Nations

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This link offers the RAND Corporation study that Muslim websites have been complaining about lately.

For example, Planet Grenada says that it “explicitly lays out a divide-and-conquer strategy for transforming Muslim societies… a strategy which plays so-called fundamentalists, traditionalists, modernists and secularists against one another.”

This study came out in 2003, and I hadn’t seen any mention of it before. But now, all of a sudden, there seems to be a lot of buzz about it in the blogosphere. Any idea why this report is attracting so much attention at this time??

Page xiii (Acknowledgements) of this report credits Zalmay Khalilzad, formerly the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. I am certainly no fan of Khalilzad, to put it mildly – he is a poor replacement indeed for John Bolton – but then, had it been up to me, the UN would never have been founded in the first place. Thus far, aside from the corruption, deception, looting, and bullying that the UN has fostered, it has simply been one more arena for making war and calling it peace.

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1 abdul-halim December 2, 2007 at 9:57 am

I don’t know about “alot” of buzz. I saw the report on another blog and thought it would fit into and add something to the usual subject matter for my blog.

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