"Understanding fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish movements" - Google Books Result by Richard T. Antoun - 2008 - Religion - 191 pages. I attended Quaker meetings, the Lutheran church, and the Unitarian church, all without becoming a member. More recently I have been introduced to Judaism, particularly the Reform tradition, through my wife in a small city (Binghamton) in upstate New York. books.google.com.
Prof. Richard T. Antoun had a Christian Arab grand-father with his roots in Lebanon and a Catholic grand-mother on different sides of his family, his parents were married in a civil ceramony in Brazil and then in a Methodist Church when they came to the USA, he has had varied links to many religions including the Quaker and the Catholic Church.
Rosalyn, his wife, a 63-year-old employee of the Jewish Federation, said she prefers to go by Roz. Rich, too, preferred a nickname: Dick. They were married 17 years and spent all of them on Murray Hill Road, which runs adjacent to campus.
“It’s terrible and the most terrible thing is that this is happening more and more,” she said. “It’s happening like every other day. We’re seeing it all over the place.”
See emails sent by Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani, 10/21/2009 ;
ARTICLE; Tel Aviv University: “The Arabs are the deeper failure in the history of mankind” .. Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 21:11 p 48 Lord
Under the title “Science racism” newspaper “Maariv” to the racist statements for d. Hevtan Dan lecturer at the University of Tel Aviv in a special session before the “students” are the words of senior officials in the security services and political rights. The newspaper pointed out that the participants in the session listened to the comments racist insults against Arabs in the interior in particular, and Arabs in general.
I completly agree…even if these statements are made by the ugliest soul on earth, the soul of a quintessential sick animal-without-a-tail israeli orientalist...why should we be upset…we are people ruled by the most corrupted blood-sucking, sadomasachistic (sadist with us and masachist with their overseas lords), demented, ignorant and incapable gangs, deprived in body and mind, deformed in consciousness (we must erase this word from the Arabic dictionary…it is superfluous without a referent in the real world…our world)…
Now I have to say something to this idiot who said the Arabs are the grossest fuilure in the history of human beings. No failure equals the Israeli…your were f… up under a tolitarian rule in europe and the rule failed and you want to replicate it!!! how stupid is this? what failure is this?
Einstein himself refused to join you doomed enterprience and Freud himself thought that you were theafts sealing even the moral innovatons of other people even the hummus you have stolen, the land, the water, resources of Palistine…you are a bunch of psychopath theaves and murdurers...everyone is against you because of your unethical immoral criminal actions…you killed children!!! what else you want to be convinced that you are shame of humanity.
Roommates and Neighbors Speak about Al-Zahrani
Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani lived in a three bedroom apartment in downtown Binghamton. His roommates say police searched their home for two to three hours Saturday.
"The police they came and when they were allowed to enter into his room. They took all his stuff," said Jules Sakho, Al-Zahrani's roomate. Including a knife that was found in the trash.
Sakho also says Al-Zahrani's behavior was strange. "He was all the time shouting in Arabic, shouting threats, insulting this country (USA) for no reason. Sometimes when we talked here, he said he wanted to destroy the world. Sometimes, for no reason, asking if I am afraid of death or not, " said Sakho.
Al-Zahrani was a Saudi Arabia national and Sakho says he was Muslim. But the D.A.'s report says there is no indication of religious or ethnic motivation (What an Idiot). Sakho says he thinks Al-Zahrani had psychological problems.
"One day I met him here on the couch. He was weeping for no reason," said Sakho. But he says he never thought Al-Zahrani would kill. "He kept on making threats, but I thought it was just a way to intimidate people. I couldn't imagine that he could go so far," said Sakho.