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Reader comment on item: Obama, the Middle East and Islam - An Initial Assessment

Submitted by Bowdoin Student (United States), Feb 8, 2009 at 11:52

Mr. Pipes, I find your commentary insightful and critical, yet rogue. After going to Jerusalem over winter break and speaking to people like Khaled Toameh and especially Itamar Marcus and learning about the poisonous cocktails of hatred force fed by the Palestinian "teachers" I went back to my extremely liberal college shocked.

For so many reasons, even with a two state solution, the demonization will continue and so will the aspirations for a greater Palestine. With people like Thomas Friedman, George Mitchell, Dershowitz and other leaders constantly calling for the two-state solution, I am beginning to wonder if they are blind to the conditions in the ground and the current deteriorated state of the Palestinian psyche. Check out the Palestinian Media Watch if you haven't already.

I don't think our generation is prepared to hear the truth about the Palestinians, especially with the overall rage to find fault "on both sides." I am sure you know this, but anyone who departs from the sacred two-state solution rhetoric is cast away as a belligerent extremist.

In a future post, I am hoping you can write about how students at liberal school can "break the news" to their friends that the two-state solution is suspended indefinitely because of the murderous, terroristic, eliminationist, rejectionist Islamism being inculcated in the Palestinian youth.

Submitting....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Your request in the final paragraph is a worthy one but not really my specialty. StandWithUs.org focuses on this.

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