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Submitted by T. Herring (United States), Sep 23, 2003 at 17:57

Daniel Pipes is on the mark again. The only solution to the militant Islamist/terrorist crisis is for moderate Muslims to be willing to confront them within the "nation of Islam" to win the hearts and minds of current and future generations of Muslims everywhere. The downside of their not assuming this role is far too great for Muslims in general, and the civilized world in particular. Their failure to do so will only drive the wedge further between the developed non-Muslim world and the under-developed Muslim nations making improvement of their sub-standard human rights and living conditions only that much more of a distant dream. We, the West, must encourage and support moderate Muslims everywhere to have the courage to undertake this essential, but personally threatening endeavor. To fail to do so will ensure a world perpetually at war with the Islamist terrorists, a future too dark to contemplate.
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