|Comments To Dr. Abdelrahim Saleh And Umm Usama|
- American Elections by Dr. Abdelrahim Saleh, Thursday, 28 October, 2004.Thank you for the well written message. The language was simple to understand, well presented, and educational.
- Umm Usama, 28 October, 2004, Freedom of Expression
I envy you for your politeness - I have a lot to learn.
I personally think the so called 'Freedom of Expression', to our culture at least, is a new toy and it will take time before we learn how to play with it carefully.
As you know, some new toys we play with hurt, and few cause accidents. It will take time, unfortunately, before we realise 'Respect' is a better investment.
You see, I feel we as human beings and by nature we tend to take the easy way out. Humans are lazy by nature and it is a lot easier to copy what we see the achievements of the West, and not copy the hard work and sacrifice the West went through to get to where they are today. This is assuming what suits them must suit us perfectly without any regard to other - perhaps more important - issues.
If you do not mind, Sister Umm Usama, and when you have the time, could you please try and answer the question yourself - your own point of view?