Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Muslim Public Affairs Council Convention

The Muslim Public Affairs Council sponsored a one day convention in Long Beach, CA, entitled “Examining Our role in America.” That was probably quite an interesting convention, and I would have liked to have attended it, if I had only known about it. The program listed on MPAC’s website lists Chaplain James Yee, Mark Levine, Alina Romanowski (Dep. Sec. Of State for Educational & Cultural Affairs), and Ambassador Joe Wilson, among others.

An API article said that the conference was about combating extremism within the Islamic community,

"The real battle is for the soul of Islam," said Maher Hathout, founder and senior adviser of Muslim Public Affairs Council, which is organizing the one-day conference in Long Beach. "Islam needs to be reclaimed from extremists, but only Muslims can do that."

That sounds pretty good.

What wisdom do you think Joe Wilson can bring to the table? Wilson is not exactly a paragon of virtue when it comes to veracity. And, how about “…James Yee, a former chaplain at Guantanamo Bay who was accused and later cleared of spying for al-Qaida.”? Do you think either of these two gentlemen might just have an anti-George Bush Administration slant? Kind of makes you wonder about where MPAc falls on the political spectrum.

We have not heard much out of the Muslim community about combating Islamo-fascism. Of course, we know that most Muslims are not fundamental and presumably do not support the Islamo-fascist agenda. Presumably! Could it be that large amounts of so-called moderates Muslims secretly yearn for a return to the rule of the Caliphate? You would not think so; the moderates will suffer right along with the infidels. For some reason the moderates just have not found their tongues, with the limited exception after the London bombings.