Sunday, September 23, 2007

Islamic Countries

In the last year and a half I have spent time abroad in Kazakhstan and Jordan as well as Uganda. In Uganda I was able to visit the Islamic University in Uganda, which educates muslim kids from Uganda and other African nations. In the past I have had the opportunity to work in Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Morocco. My reading suggests that the Islamic countries have long and complex histories that influence their current cultures and institutions. I have come to the conclusion that Islamic countries differ at least as much from one another as do Christian countries. That impression seems not to be universally shared.

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