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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Mar 8, 2008 at 01:19

Thank you to Dr. Pipes for making availiable this video. Very interesting and informative as always. I find Dr. Pipes' patience with regards to questions asked by the students as nothing less than amazing. If these questions are in any way reflective of the majority, God help us.

The question of one student, who tried to compare Christianity in the U.S. to Islamism, was absolutely ridiculous, but Dr. Pipes is nothing if not respectful, even towards bozos. His reply to the question was articulate, accurate (as always) and left no room for debate.

However, one extra point I would be curious for Dr. Pipes to comment towards, would be that in the U.S., any Christian religious group that turns into a cult, or claims to adhere only to "Theocratical" rule, etc., and in so doing breaks laws (Jim Jones, David Coresh), our government shows absolutely no favoritism based on the founding fathers having been Christian. Yes, there is seperation of Church and State. But the point I'm wondering about is how the U.S., predominately Christian, polices itself with regards to situations where Christianity is twisted into a cult, or otherwise perverted. These organizations are not allowed to continue.

Dr. Pipes stated that "moderate" Islam must be encouraged. I would ask Dr. Pipes, at what point would "moderate" Islam be expected to not "allow" Islamism to exist within Islam? According to Dr. Pipes, Islamism holds only around ten percent of the Muslim population. The "moderates" have the majority.

Is there any Muslim country wherein the "moderates" systematically eliminate Islamist "extremists"?

Would this be possible without seperation of "Mosque and State?"

Submitting....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

"Is there any Muslim country wherein the "moderates" systematically eliminate Islamist "extremists"?"

There is if one understands extremists to be violent-prone Islamists, in which case states in Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, and elsewhere are vigilant. Non-violent Islamism, however, gets a pass just about everywhere.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Vanquishing the enemy [41 words]GabbyJun 15, 2008 08:05132197
THE CORE PROBLEM [340 words]DANIEL REDMONDMar 22, 2008 10:05123234
about religions and war [66 words]G.VishvasMar 24, 2008 14:03123234
Islam IS "realisation" based [222 words]jennifer solisMar 26, 2008 01:47123234
re: Core Problem [5 words]CBMar 26, 2008 13:25123234
RESPONSE TO G. VISHVAS ON "WAR RELIGIONS" [78 words]DANIEL REDMONDMar 26, 2008 20:28123234
A voice to be heard [127 words]Rebecca MouldsMar 18, 2008 14:31122953
Dr. Pipes is a patient man! [269 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
jennifer solisMar 8, 2008 01:19122040
Mu'slam Personality Disorder [84 words]donvanMar 4, 2008 14:40121728
Thinking [156 words]dfwhite19438Mar 7, 2008 17:23121728
Mythology.. [195 words]donvanMar 10, 2008 10:07121728
What mythology? [222 words]Julio AlvaradoMar 10, 2008 17:52121728
missing the point... [74 words]donvanMar 11, 2008 08:02121728
Naziism and Islam have some telling similarities and differences [205 words]Charles MartelMar 13, 2008 14:45121728
Re: Naziism and Islam have some telling similarities and differences [432 words]Julio AlvaradoMar 15, 2008 16:45121728
Julio Alvarado, Nazism and Islam, similarities and differences [482 words]InfidelMar 17, 2008 15:02121728

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