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Submitted by Raminder Gill (United States), Apr 17, 2004 at 20:19

I disagree with Mr Pipes when he say says that Western Powers stayed clear of Muslim lands during their imperial expansion.

The British and Dutch both ruled large Muslim majority areas. The British ruled India and Malaya, while the Dutch ruled what is today Indonesia.

They were able to make it work in the past and if the Western World really wants to they can make it work today.

The only question though is, do we have the will?
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