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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Feb 21, 2008 at 05:18

Very rare is it that a website hosts a man so completely dedicated to facts, accurate information and objectivism. Void of personnal ideological sway and slant of view, Dr. Pipes is a true, pure, accurate vehicle though which one can learn, devoid of rationalism and emotionalism, which are the enemies of truth.

Something for all of us to aspire to.

Thanks to Dr. Pipes for enabling "our frame of reference" to include such an informed, objective viewpoint.

As an afterthought, and I don't mean to presume on Dr. Pipes' time, but what exactly would an inoffensive, peaceful Islamic 'mentality' consist of? Or 'society'? Or 'country'? Would it be a democracy? Theocracy?

Someone once said, "True peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the presence of justice.".

What would a peaceful Islam consist of, Dr. Pipes?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

"What would a peaceful Islam consist of?"

For starters, it is an Islam in which (1) the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims has undergone fundamental changes, (2) jihad is completely reinterpreted, and (3) the Shari`a is more generally brought in line with modernity.

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