Orthodox Muslim men are supposed to ignore females outside their immediate family, They are not even supposed to inquire about a male friend's female relatives. One should never ask the question 'How is your wife' in this case, even though it is courteous elsewhere to inquire after a colleagues' family.
We first met during the formation of World Series cricket. There was never anything mundane or orthodox about him. At the meeting I had with him, the thing that struck me most was that he was concerned only with the players. It was his job to put (the poor state of cricket) right, and put it right he did. He was absolutely brilliant.
Just how many ways can you interpret the words of Jesus in John 145-6, 'I am the way and the truth and the life no one comes to the Father, but by me,' ... The worst this chaplain could be convicted of is ascribing to orthodox Christian historic faith, which is what I would think you would want from a Christian chaplain.
The best we can ever hope for is to win enough votes in the Palestinian parliament, allowing us to have a minister or two in the government so that we can have our say in the way things are run, particularly in matters of importance to us. In short, we want to become in the Palestinian government what the Orthodox Jews are in the Israeli government.
We're certainly not saying that we shouldnaat do the mainstream or the orthodox approaches, ... The mainstream, orthodox approaches are invariably mainstream and orthodox for a very good reason, which is that they're very promising. But one has to be careful to not conclude from that that they're the only way of doing it. So we're constantly trying to skirt this realm of not being exactly the same as every other institute and just follow the orthodoxy, but by no means being a wacky institute or an institute of lost causes.