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Distinguishing Free Speech From Terrorist Propaganda

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Submitted by Yirmeyahu Ben-David (Israel), Nov 28, 2003 at 06:53

Most of the supposedly touchstone questions offered in your article for distinguishing moderate Muslims from militant Islamists wouldn't hold up in any major liberal newspaper chat room. Unfortunately, most Americans have to deal not with academia, genuine intellectuals and government elite but the ordinary public, liberally sprinkled with militant Islamist propagandists and activists. So the ability to distinguish legitimate free speech of fellow Americans from Islamist propagandists seems more to the point.

Accordingly, I've suggested some touchstone questions that may be helpful to the ordinary Joe in everyday encounters. (See the 'Arabs & Islam' Conference Room in the Netzarim Convention Center at www.netzarim.co.il)
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