"While Malcolm X was in Mecca performing his pilgrimage, he wrote to his assistants: "They asked me what about the Hajj had impressed me the most. . . . I said, 'The brotherhood! The people of all races, colors, from all over the world coming together as one! It has proved to me the power of the One God.' . . . All ate as one, and slept as one. Everything about the pilgrimage atmosphere accented the oneness of man under one God."
"The world is not as different as is painted by the propagandists in delusional colors. Contrived collision of “us and them” has happened many times before. To fodder the flames of hatred our designated enemies are presented as caricatures. It is time to erase that fake line between them and us; it is an opportunity to face the outside world with strength, yes; but more importantly with understanding and compassion. Strength without understanding is always misdirected."
"No, there is nothing healthy about Michael Jackson's interactions with young boys. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck. If it acts like a pedophile and thinks like a pedophile, it is a pedophile."
"Kerry and Edwards should think in terms of what Iraqis want for themselves, not what Iraqis can do to strengthen America. The Iraqis are fighting the U.S. military in a classical guerrilla "insurgency" just like the Vietnamese did. Mr. Kerry, doesn't that jog a few memories?"
"What is amazing today is that although many of us debate what went wrong in Iraq, very few people in the political arena advocate a precipitous withdrawal. Bush's trip, and his remarks, ensure that the 2004 election will be about Iraq."