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You are so right and so wrong

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Submitted by George Walters (United States), Feb 5, 2009 at 03:52

Dear Dr Pipes: You are so right in running this website. Day in and day out the rest-of-the-world should tell the muslim world how backward and wrong they are. You are doing exactly that. But then you just waste it all away by still harping on the question whether Obama is a Muslim. No political leader in the world has ever spoken so clearly against Islamic fanatics as Obama did in his inaugural address "..you will be judged by what you build and not by what you destroy".

We need to tell this same statement to the muslim world every single day. Obama did it. Do you really think that an Israeli or a US or an Indian army can ever change the muslim world by violence? I hope not. Do you really think that with so much of oil money available to them, muslim world can be changed by economic sanctions? I again hope not. Then don't you believe that sustained polite criticism and sustained education is teh only way to change ths Muslim world. Obama is exactly doing it. The rest-of-the-world must stubbornly stick to our values of freedom and choice, we shouls continuously highlight that no one kills their own brothers the way muslims do, we should keep insisting that violence in Islamic world is omni-present and progress is missing (except for the opec-wealth) and the point will eventually sink in.

George

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