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so long, moderate islam

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Submitted by koolkarga (Turkey), Apr 23, 2008 at 22:12

You've dumped the moderate islam, at last? hopefully you have...it was a blind alley so to speak. and i appreciate your tougher stance against the situation in turkey. they already rolled most of ataturk back...so its kinda late...but than again, there may be a faint hope.

on the other hand i must say michael rubin was way ahead of you in realizing that, mr.pipes...i also heard VP cheney is not exactly in favor of the state of the goings in turkey. .btw, your name is on turkish TV s ...a remark of yours (about erdogan) gets published in a down under paper and TR embassy there protests or something like that. they may make you persona non grata.:)))

thanks daniel for everything. stay well.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

No, I have not "dumped the moderate Islam, at last." Read this piece more carefully and you'll see that its at the heart of my hope for the future.

What other hope can one have, by the way? How else do we extricate ourselves from the current mess? I have yet to hear any practical alternatives.

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