My friend Sam is bringing before us an Eastern view on the Western crisis. Jordanian Prince Bin Talal is a spokesman for peace and a voice of wisdom. Here is hust a quote:
The issue is not simply one of raw economics. The protests spreading from new York are explicitly based on the recent uprisings in the Arab world. In the Middle East, patronage and a rentier system have strangled human aspiration and potential. In the West, the myopic search for profit and short-term advantage has created a corporate oligarchy whose interests are largely inimical to democracy.
If Christian theologians seem to be too shy to address the reality of the ‘beast’, let the Muslim prophets speak. I, for one, am ready to listen.