Living Islam II

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On Valentine's Day, I attended a seminar conducted by the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, "Islam and The West: Which Way Now?" The speaker was a Dr Joshua Muravchik, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, who had come down to Malaysia to attend the "Who Speaks for Islam? Who Speaks for the West?" Conference that was held from the 10th to 11th February, 2006.

Dr. Muravchik's curriculum vitae looked very impressive on the flyer that was given to the audience. Specialising in ' the studies of the United Nations, neoconservatism, the history of socialism and communism, the Arab-Israeli conflict" he has also written books such as Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism, The Future of the United Nations and Covering The Intifada. What the flyer diplomatically 'forgot' to add was that the good doctor was a member of the advisory board of JINSA , the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a Washington-based think-tank since the year 2000.

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