The Taliban/Al Qaeda mark themselves in a different manner, because their customs are different. They show their beliefs through covering their women and keeping them locked up. That is a mark one can see, just by observing their lifestyles. They also wear the clothing (turban, etc) of the larger Islamic custom.
As you'll note from the Amlicites, they sought to look like the peoples they were joining. The Taliban and Al Qaeda look much alike in their societies, as do most other radical Islam. Then again, look at how people in our society dress, depending on their belief systems. Religious people tend to dress conservatively, while many in our society dress up in the latest haute couture or hip-hop styles. Many today are marking themselves with tattoos and piercing. Each of these becomes a mark as real as anything the Lamanites had. K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Stacy: I ran across that passage in Alma recently and marveled. I thought to myself, "Why should this be, as the Taliban aren't known to have marked themselves, right?" At any rate, I was somewhat awed and wondered about the saying. I think I am storing up things to ponder in my heart. Stacy. ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================