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Islam, as practiced from Malaysia to Morocco, is a shame-based, patriarchal culture that values honor and face-saving from the family to the public square. Which is why the bullying often works to silence critics of Islamic extremism. Asra Nomani
We need Hasan Nasrallah, millions of Hasan Nasrallahs. We need millions of Osama bin Ladens. We need millions of people armed with real active rage…. if self-defense, and defending our values, our identity, our culture, and our religion is terrorism, then we welcome every type of terrorism on the face of the earth. Khanatha Banouna
I make you a gift of these Blacks, of their children, their horses, their weapons, and all they possess. Share them among you. Sidi Muhammad Ill
Union of Unemployed University Graduates Anonymous
We not ought to fight them at all, unless we are determined to fight them forever. John Adams
France does not pretend to base her interests on disregard for the interests of others. France possesses a special standing in Morocco. Theophile Delcasse
Were our narrow and malignant politics [protectionism] to meet with success, we should reduce all our neighboring nations to the same state of sloth and ignorance that prevails in Morocco and the coast of Barbary. David Hume
The tar of my country is better than the honey of others Moroccan proverb
The world has not promised anything to anybody Moroccan proverb
Tragic Week Anonymous
I feel smothered as I suffer at being governed by uneducated and ignorant leaders. Hichem Djait
As both Christianity and Judaism have done, Islam can not only survive but thrive in a secular state. Once disassociated from coercive power, it will witness a renewal of spirituality….The secular state has not killed religion; rather, it has put a brake on the state’s manipulation of religion. It took three centuries of efforts by many European philosophers and several revolutions for this fundamental nuance to be developed, accepted, and made understandable to the masses. Fatima Mernissi
Democracy is an open wound that the East has been carrying for centuries. Fatima Mernissi
Freedom in the Arab world is synonymous with disorder. Fatima Mernissi
Like the government, Arab businessmen fear democracy and the possibility that their workers might be transformed into responsible citizens who might demand their rights. Fatima Mernissi
Our nation, frustrated by its desire for full employment and political responsibility, is becoming a huge land of individuals who roam stranding in place, one eye on the television and the other on their passports. Fatima Mernissi
Merchants shall not be compelled to buy or sell any kind of goods but such as they shall think proper: and may buy and sell all sorts of merchandise but such as are prohibited to the other Christian nations. United States; Morocco
The civil wars which arose some few years ago in Morocco between the Blacks and Whites, merely on account of their complexion, are founded on a pleasant difference. We laugh at them; but, I believe, were things rightly examined, we afford much more occasion of ridicule to the Moors. For, what are all the wars of religion, which have prevailed in this polite and knowing part of the world? They are certainly more absurd than the Moorish civil wars. The difference of complexion is a sensible and a real difference; but the controversy about an article of faith, which is utterly absurd and unintelligible, is not a difference in sentiment, but in a few phrases and expressions, which one party accepts of without understanding them, and the other refuses in the same manner.... Besides, I do not find that the Whites in Morocco ever imposed on the Blacks any necessity of altering their complexion . . . nor have the Blacks been more unreasonable in this particular. David Hume
The traffic in slaves is a matter on which all sects and nations have agreed from the time of the sons of Adam . . . up to this day. Moulay Sharif Abderrahmane
No Commander of any Cruiser … shall be allowed to take any person of whatever Nation or denomination out of any Vessel belonging to the United States of North America in order to Examine them or under presence of making them confess any thing desired; neither shall they inflict any corporal punishment or any way else molest them. Joseph Donaldson Jr.
We want Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead! John Hay
As an Islamic people, we have the right to practice bigamy. We can wed both East and West and be faithful to both. Hassan II
Picture to yourself your Brother Citizens or Unfortunate Countrymen in the Algerian State Prisons or Damned Castile, and starved 2/3rd's and Naked. ..The Chains of their Legs, and under the Lash...Beat in such a Manner as to Shock Humanity...No Prospects of ever being Redeemed or Restored to their Native Land & Never to See their Wives & Families...Viewing and Considering of their approaching Exit, where 6 of their Dear Country-man is buried with thousands of other Christian Slaves of all nations...Once a Citizen of the United States of America, but at present the Most Miserable Slave in Algiers. Richard O'Brien
Our sufferings are beyond our expression or your conception. Richard O'Brien
The Terror Anonymous
The more I think about the President’s declaration as to the right of ‘self-determination’, the more convinced I am of the danger of putting such ideas into the minds of certain races. It is bound to be the basis of impossible demands on the Peace Conference and create trouble in many lands. What effect will it have on the Irish, the Indians, the Egyptians, and the nationalists among the Boers? Will it not breed discontent, disorder and rebellion? Will not the Mohammedans of Syria and Palestine and possibly Morocco and Tripoli rely on it? Robert Lansing
The madrasas colleges of Cairo cannot be counted for multitude. Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta
This system of splitting up into spheres of influence a country which, while nominally a unit, represents as a matter of fact different political and administrative entities, is not one that can be recommended. More especially is this the case where, as in Morocco, it was done without consultation with the ruler or the people of the country, and introduces frontiers that only to a very small extent are based upon natural or physical features--frontiers that pass through unexplored and unknown districts. Walter Burton Harris
How long can we keep kidding these people? How long before they turn their guns in the other direction? George Orwell
There are worse things than war. Georg Alexander von Muller
The Netherlands have become a sick country, I have a message for the judges who convicted me: You have restricted the freedom of speech of millions of Dutch and hence convicted everyone. No one trusts you anymore. Geert Wilders
I am supported by millions of people and therefore cannot be blamed. Geert Wilders