In listening to this, I was struck by Mr. Nashashibi's comment in response to a question concerning a speaker who denied Mohammed's existence. While such a denial may make me cringe (and I write as a conservative Christian), I would want to ask him how he deals with what I will refer to (in very broad strokes) as certain members of the NYT reader-set who assert that anything that has religion as a starting point is stuff and nonsense. This particularly benighted group of people, I think, would constitute a far more challenging and, yes, sad encounter, but also possibly very fruitful. I am grateful that I took the time to listen to this.
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