Skip to comments.Journalistic Malpractice - Time Magazine’s Bobby Ghosh and CNN’s Ali Velshi on ‘Cordovan Ecumenism’
Posted on 08/23/2010 5:19:18 AM PDT by Rashputin
Thursday during the 1 PM hour CNNs Newsroom, this exchange took place between CNN reporter Ali Velshi and Time Magazines deputy international editor Bobby Ghosh:
VELSHI: The name Cordoba- some people are associating it with Muslim rule and bloody battles, when, in fact, Cordoba was one of the finest times in relations between the major religions.
GHOSH: Exactly right- in interfaith discourse-
GHOSH: And the great mosque of Cordoba that people are talking about and that Newt Gingrich was talking about- the man who built it, the Muslim prince who built it, bought it from a Christian group- paid money for it and bought it from a Christian group. And there was not a lot of alarm and anger raised then.
These statements are journalistic malpracticeahistorical, whitewashed drivelcompounded by Ghoshs ad hominem attack on Newt Gingrich.
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When and if that happens, look out, because there are hordes of Christians In Name Only as well as Jews without Judaism who will flock to the new faith along with the mass of spiritualism freaks who have no religion other than themselves. If I'm right, it's decades away, but it fits nicely with some other prognostications that are far better known than mine. Particularly since Sufis could work hand in hand with Turkey to recreate a new Turkish dominated Ottoman Empire encompassing everything from the Middle East to China given the Muslim nature of the 'stans' that were formerly part of the Soviet Union.
I agree. I know flakes of Christian and Jewish background who are into sufism and I think you’ll find an increasing number of movie stars and other celebrity idiots taking it up. To them, it’s Unitarianism with finger cymbals (although orthodox sufis aren’t really any much different from other Muslims - but the celebrities’ mental image of sufism is based on the charmingly ethnic whirling dervish branches).
However, I don’t think they will be able to drop the rest of Islam, and in fact, I don’t think they really want to. Actually, if these modern Sufis posed any threat to main-line Islam, it would be attacking them...and it’s not.
Sufi islam is just as militant as the rest of them. Al fuqra (sheik Gilani) is sufi, just as an example.
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