Monday, January 16, 2006


It never ceases to amaze me how everything in the world has it's opposite, but more often than not that "opposite" is couched in the same language as the 'original'. The example that caught my eye and prompted this post was a quote from a facinating article in the Chicago Tribune, exploring the Muslim Brotherhood in America!
"Leaders were told that during prayer meetings they should focus on fundamentals, including "the primary goal of the Brotherhood: setting up the rule of God upon the Earth."

By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Sam Roe
and Laurie CohenTribune staff reporters
Chicago Tribune

Now think about Jewish litergy: What is the ultimate objective of Judaism? To bring G-d's kingdom to this world. In the Jewish concept there is the understanding (Aleynu L'Shabeach) that all nations will come around to the realization that the various "gods" they worship are all really manifestations of the "One True G-d" and in doing so will come to mutual respect and cooperation.

I wonder what the Muslim Brotherhood means when it says the primary goal (of Islam) is "setting up the rule of God upon the Earth"?