The Warning Label: a Disclaimer
My intention on this site is to report what I saw and heard in
the three countries that I visited in the Middle East in 2003.
I am not an expert in Islam or in Middle Eastern politics.
I do hold some opinions but, I hope, am not married to them.
I have tried, on this site, to report only what I saw and heard.
When I interject my own opinions, I hope that I have made that clear.
It is, of course, impossible to be entirely objective in any
form of reportage.
I have tried to stay out of the way of my own narrative.
I have refrained from commenting on opinions even when they differ
wildly from my own.
For instance, when faculty members of Al-Azhar University justify the
"martyrs" in Palestine, I have interjected no comment even though
I find that view to be repugnant and, according to many Imams, counter
to the Koran.