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Deborah is quite right - and we all need to be part of the solution.

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Submitted by Doc Tater (United States), Feb 29, 2008 at 10:54

Dear Deborah,

You said it all, in just a few words.

Dr. Pipes will be safe if we all exercise our freedom of expression. If he's the only one, he can be singled out. If he's one among ten thousand, the whole ten thousand are safe and he's just one of the safe ten thousand.

:-) There. See? That's my "Happy Face Muhammad" cartoon. If every blogger and every writer and every publisher and every person with chalk or spray paint makes a Muhammad cartoon, the jihadists can't deal with it.

Their strategy is to divide and conquer, and if we all rise up together their strategy fails.

We can preserve our freedom of expression by exercising our freedom of expression, if we all print the cartoons, and if we all create such cartoons, if we all write and speak to the issues.

They can't fatwah the whole free world if we all exercise our right to free expression at the same time.

Doc

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