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How can Muslim ambitions be confined to their own?

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Submitted by Chana Givon (United States), Apr 14, 2004 at 10:01

Dear Dr. Pipes,

Your analysis and explanation are fine but how does one defend oneself from being assaulted as in the case of the attacks on the US and now European countries?

What if Iraq again falls under the heel of another vicious dictator who murders those who do not acquiesce to his view? Will those those who stood with the US not feel abandoned as they were in 1992?

What if the "new" Iraq acquires weapons with which to attack Israel? Leaving the country to its own devices may be good for the US but we must remember that the Muslim world does not wish to confine its 'activities' and leave the western world alone.

What happens to a country like Israel that has Muslims in her midst? An undesirable Palestinian state will be like the other Muslim entities - racist and non-accepting of any other religion, while Israel will be an open society and have to tolerate another enemy on its borders.

Suggestion: If there are 3 main groups in Iraq that cannot create a positive atmosphere in which to have a combined government, why not create 3 separate entities, each ruled by its own local government? No individual UN representation - to be clear!

It is difficult to be hopeful about the outcome of the international mess that has been caused by Muslims throughout the world. I find it implausible that only extremists are the cause of the problems; it seems obvious that they have support from those whom we call "moderates." No one wants to say this but as we view what is happening on university campuses and the hate campaign against Jews throughout the world we know that it is not a small number of evildoers. Reports this week stated that 72-80%
of Palestinian Arab children want to be shaheeds! It was also reported that 25 Pales-tinian Arabs have volunteered to be suicide bombers in Iraq; this proves that there is a connection - a network of terrorism that includes the Muslim/Arab world and has now
invaded the western world with the goal of destroying it.

I have heard/seen you several times and appreciate all that you do.

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