Saturday, April 15, 2006

"Islam began as something strange, and it shall return to being something strange, so give glad tidings to the strangers."

As a Muslim, I often feel like a Stranger amongst other Muslims.

My mother recently had her operation (alhumdulillah, it went well) and in the aftermath of the local aunties comming to visit her as she recovers; they leave stories of the most recent neighborhood scandal.

I'm past the point of being tired of those never ending tales. After a point, one doesnt want to deal with that. But a sense of community with fellow Muslims still remains in ones heart.


On a different note, Daniel Drezner's got a good dicussion on remind me again.... why hasn't Rumsfeld resigned?

The reality of the situation in Iraq has made it clear that serious strategic mistakes have put the US into Nietzsche's abyss. General Patton may have said, "Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy," but it seem the contropositive of that is equally true.