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Kudos to Pipes! Long overdue news that needs to be publicized.

Reader comment on item: The West's Islamist Infiltrators

Submitted by GWK (United States), Aug 15, 2008 at 14:28

Like ostriches with their heads in the sand, Americans, in particular, and Westerners in general are continuing to sail forth in a dreamworld that believes that we will all end every day singing Kumbaya, and that everything will be swell. Dr. Pipes is only trying to shake the unknowing from their slumber.

Names like Khalid and Suleman (or derivations of those names) all refelct on Islam's violent origins. And the history of Islam as taught to Westerners will always be filled with propaganda, downplaying Islam's violent intolerance of others and taliking up its sweeter attributes. All propaganda is like this. And the West wants with all of its heart to believe it. The reality is that there are over a hundred million muslims (1 out of every eight is a conservative estimate) who want with all of their heart to go to "Paradise" as martyrs for their faith as they believe it, and that their version of their faith allows lying and deception and terror to achieve the aims of shrinking the opposition to world-wide, world-dominating islam. And the gameplan of asking for sympathy for Islam's victimization as a stealth weapon was laid out at the origins of Islam's history.

In contrast, while Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and Jews have generally shunned the militant theocrats from their midsts, Islamic clerics generally endorse their claims to heroism. And we in the West blithely continue to believe that all the fuss is just anti-Muslim hype. What the West needs instead is blunt reporting of the facts and an open eye to the ongoing saga of Eastern challenges to Western civilization.

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