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Submitted by Bill Storey (United States), Jul 6, 2007 at 10:27

Mr. Pipes analogy of "moderate Muslims" with French communists is very apt. The latter did not overtly support Stalin and other Soviet dictators, but they did support policies that would have led to a communist dictatorship in their own country. Those communists were bad, but our Muslims are worse. The latter might not work openly for the clear dictates of the Koran - Shari'a law, theocracy, etc. - but they will not lift a finger to prevent such dictates from happening. Tthey may pretend to be good citizens, but do so only because they have no real power. Yet they smile and wink at terrorism, a fact that makes these "moderates" the enemies of all real Americans.

The truth, hard as it is to face, is that the Koran and Islam are incompatible with democracy. Democracy calls for tolerance; Islam is the most intolerant religion or philosophy on earth. Democracy calls for freedom of religion; Islam calls for the suppression of everything except Islam. Democracy calls for power to come from the bottom up, from the people to its leaders; Islam calls for power to come from the top down, from the clergy.

The only way Muslims can become Americans is to stop being Muslims. They can be anything else, secularists, Christians, Hindus, Shintoists, Confucians, Buddhists, agnostics, even Jews, but they cannot be Muslims and be Americans. Because of that, America should end immigration of all people from Muslim countries, and do so immediately. Muslims already here should be closely watched, even if they are American citizens. Our future depends on it. Their future depends on there being no more terrorist attacks within our borders. If there are, stronger measures will be required.

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