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[Moderate] Voices of Islam

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Submitted by fatemolla (Canada), Sep 25, 2003 at 04:57

Dear Dr. Pipes,

Thanks for your understanding of our insecure situation. We are highly active, working rentlessly against Islamists and we are constantly haunted by them. Every now and then we are receiving some threats. But we never get any organizational support from institutions or media.

Fact is that we are dealing with killers, and we are insecure. They are losing ground which makes them increasingly desperate. The first blow will be definitely on us because they know it is important for them to silence us and we are the most vulnerable group. Unlike Irshad Manji not all of us can hire a security-guard or put bulllet-proof windows, and there are not too many like us.

You identified correctly what we need. We need moral support, "help from the outside -celebration by governments, grants from foundations, recognition by the media and attention from the academy",- as you rightly said. This is of immense importance because we are one of the most efficient tools to combat them. This is more a war of culture, theology and ideaology than guns and cannons.

Regards.

fatemolla.
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