Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran<quoted text>
Thanks Jayce for your honest and frank comments. I agree with them.
I am particularly interested in introducing good family values as taught and practiced in Islam into American culture. Both men and women are responsible to bring about a positive change.
Nudity, Porn movies, Drugs, Alcoholism, abstinence from immoral sex, Frequent divorces, Gun violence, etc must be given serious consideration by American lawmakers.
Elderly parents must receive love and attentions from their children. It is very important.
I find American people in general to be helpful and kind in general. But, of course there are some exceptions like everywhere.
Not 'brainwashed': American women who converted to Islam speak out
Lesley Hazleton sat down one day to read the Koran. And what she found -- as a non-Muslim, a self-identified "tourist" in the Islamic holy book -- wasn't what she expected. With serious scholarship and warm humor, Hazleton shares the grace, flexibility and mystery she found, in this myth-debunking talk.(Filmed at TEDxRainier.)
Writer Lesley Hazleton is the author of 'The First Muslim,' a new look at the life of Muhammad. Full bio »
Islam forbade alcohol 1400 years ago because of its dehumanizing and demeaning effects. 1300 years later the effects on health, accidents and economy were better known and in 1920 'there were enough socially and morally orientated people in USA to bring in prohibition.
What happened next is well documented. America "revolted". Who dare tell us to drink or not!
So every body was ready to break the law. Bootlegging became a respectable profession, it became really big business , big crime and Mafia ruled, gangsterism was born, gang warfare and public massacres were routine, corruption of legislators and public officials was a corollary, and the Roaring Twenties led to sexual " liberation." Even prostitution became big business , controlled by crime syndicates. Bootleggers even became ambassadors and US President! Money became the be-all and end- all. The law was broken so openly with impunity that the line between right and wrong became fainter and fainter