Question: Relationship to Scientists in Muslim countries

From: Shuan Rose (
Date: Fri Aug 23 2002 - 11:09:54 EDT

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         Dear List,
    WE live in a world of great tension between the West and Islam. Al-Queda
    appears to have launched into a duel to the death with the West, and it
    seems that the US intends to attack Iraq as soon as possible-a major change
    in US policy

    In light of this, what is the relationship-what should be the
    relationship-between US Scientists and scientists in the Muslim world?during
    the Cold War, US scientists and Soviet scientists were able to maintain good
    working relationships. In fact, when Sputnik was launched, the reaction of
    US scientists was to congratulate their Soviet brethren-a far cry from the
    hysterical reaction of Western media.US scientists seem to have a good
    working relationship with their Chinese counterparts, despite tensions
    between the US and China. Indeed, American scientists are working in
    China-and vice versa- today, despite spying allegations at Los Alamos.Does
    the same situation exist re scientists in Muslim countries?Is there A
    Christian perspective Christian scientists can bring to this issue?Does the
    historical background of a thousand year "War of Civilizations" between
    Christianity and Islam play any part in this, or is it irrelevant?
    Shuan Rose, Attorney at Law
    2632 N Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218

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