Book Meme: An Experiment in X-Cultural Communication

December 18, 2006 § 2 Comments

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth (complete) sentence
3. Post the text of next 3 sentences on your blog
4. Name of the book and the author
5. Proceed to Tag 3 others: The method I used was to enter the author’s name into a blog search engine and choose a three blogs from various places in that list. However you may choose a different method if you wish, there are no limits to creativity with this. I think the point is to establish a link that may bridge more than just a meme at some point.

“They draw their inspiration from their faith. Those who take the opposed position, those who believe in exclusion, also draw their inspiration from their faith. However, they interpret their faith in a literalist and narrow manner; those who are not like them are beyond pale.” (Akbar S. Ahmed, Islam Under Siege)

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§ 2 Responses to Book Meme: An Experiment in X-Cultural Communication

  • jr786 says:

    “However the Moorish heart is stout. The Moors were always brave. These criminals undergo the fearful operation without a wince, without a tremor of any kind, without a groan!” From Mrak Twain’s The Innocents Abroad, Vol. 1, Harper and Brother’s: New York, 1905.

    Really and truly. I had the book out to track down some anti-Muslim comments that Twain makes later. These comments come from his description of the penalty for stealing as administered in Tangier. He concludes the paragraph with: “No amount of sufferin can bring down the pride of a Moor, or make him shame his dignity with a cry”.

    I begin to think we may be harmonized

  • Hakim says:

    “I begin to think we may be harmonized”

    Perhaps.

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