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Avoiding Dialogue with Alternative Worldviews at any Cost: Timid hypocrisy in responding to terrorism

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Avoiding Dialogue with Alternative Worldviews at any Cost
Demonizing the other
Timid dialoguers
Failure of imagination to deal with an alternative logic
New language required for "extreme dialogue"?
Hypocritical historical amnesia
Justifying failure to dialogue -- or learning how to
Challenging anti-dialogue hypocrisy
Isolating representatives of alternative perspectives
Hypocritical postponement of meaningful dialogue
Realistic possibilities?
Understanding alternative perspectives
Obsession with unimaginative intelligence-gathering
Exemplification of wider patterns of inadequacy

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This also appeared within Cui Bono: Groupthink vs Thinking the Unthinkable? Reframing the suffocating consensus in response to 7/7 (2005, part 18), under the title Learning from avoidance of dialogue -- at any cost
Introduction
Demonizing the other
Timid dialoguers
Failure of imagination to deal with an alternative logic
New language required for "extreme dialogue"?
Hypocritical historical amnesia
Justifying failure to dialogue -- or learning how to
Challenging anti-dialogue hypocrisy
Isolating representatives of alternative perspectives
Hypocritical postponement of meaningful dialogue
Realistic possibilities?
Understanding alternative perspectives
Obsession with unimaginative intelligence-gathering
Exemplification of wider patterns of inadequacy

Introduction

It might be argued, if either was prepared to engage in meaningful dialogue, that both the so-called Christian world and the world of Islam have reasons to deplore practices of their respective societies. However, neither culture considers that it has anything whatsoever to learn from the other. Each represents for the other the deplorable world of ignorant unbelievers: lost souls for the Christians, jahilliya for Muslims.


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