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My Mother’s daughter’s short film posted on YouTube by Amanpour. touched most viewers who felt this was a compelling story with “an open dialogue” but overall “missed” key information such as the specifics on why and how the conversion from Christianity to Islamism happened. Additionally, the influence the U.S, versus China exert on the world caused uproar among the majority. The common thoughts were that China “did not appear” nationally or globally responsible, viewers commented that China’s intentions in dealing with the U.S. were “doubtful” and “power tussle” was thought to be the main motive by the majority of the audience.
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Dear Christiane, and dear colleagues:
I would like to share the following with you, after viewing the highly intolerant exchange between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Tariq Ramadan. Both of them protest too much. Literally. Ayaan is right, but she paints Islam with a broad brush - reminiscent of socialists who hated Stalinism, and so joined forces with McCarthy. Please examine the following, by the most widely read "ancient" Islamic writer in the world today. Whatever Islam Ayaan was brought up in – it was surely oppressive and distorted, but she has a compulsion to defame everyone else who is not that way in Islam.
In peace - Yousef Daoud (Joe Martin), Author The Rose and the Lotus: Sufism and Buddhism
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By Tom Evans; Sr. Writer, AMANPOUR.
(CNN) - Declaring "I see a lot of dark clouds on the horizon," a former top official in the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the U.S.-China relationship is at a critical moment and any further deterioration will not be good for world peace.
Victor Gao, a director of the China National Association of International Studies, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that China views the recent U.S. arms sale to Taiwan "as a major kind of a step to upset China's national interest."
Gao said U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to sell $6 billion dollars worth of weapons to Taiwan and to meet with the Dalai Lama in Washington this month are "miscalculations" based on a misreading of Chinese positions on what he called "these fundamental issues."
His comments came as U.S.-China relations are under increasing strain on a number of fronts, not just the issues of Taiwan and Tibet. There are also frictions over charges that China has hacked into Google, over trade relations, and over U.S. allegations that Beijing is manipulating the value of its currency to benefit Chinese companies.