An Interview proposal to Ms. Karen ARMSTRONG
date: January 19, 2002
Dear Ms. Armstrong:
of our American readers asked me to enlighten
them on the Light Millennium e-platform on the
religion of Islam, because Americans do not know
anything about this faith.
The reason they have asked me is because
I am originally from Turkey.
I remembered your book ISLAM. I first came across
it, if I am not mistaken, 2-3 years ago, and I
was surprised to see that a woman author had written
on such a topic.
I do not know much about Islam myself because
during my teenager period, as a young girl, I
refused to study or learn about it.
until recent years, the QURAN was not available
in Turkish in Turkey. It was only available in Arabic and it
was only fundamentalists that could read and comment
on it. Nor was it taught in our educational system.
October, I also came across your other book, "A
History of God" at Barnes & Noble, one
of the New York City chapters. I was mesmerized. This
was such a challenging and courageous concept. After this, I was to discover most
of your other books.
via your books, I am willing to educate myself
on the religions better and to try to comprehend
them beyond my own prejudices.
a result, I kindly request with my all strength
that you might participate in a written interview
for the Light Millennium, Winter-2002 - 2nd Anniversary
issue. If you would accept it, I would like to
dedicate the upcoming issue with your permission
to you, alongside with the prominent Turkish poet
Nazim Hikmet & electronic music composer Ilhan
time and attention will be greatly appreciated.