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Submitted by Yolanda Canfield (Panama), Jul 30, 2002 at 22:29I am still surprised by the content of your article, Dr. Pipes. I don't know, nor do I understand why you have chosen to thread the middle ground. That IMHO only muddles the waters.
Religious beliefs require total dedication to the One and Only G-d. This seems to be true for Islam.
I believe in the One and Only G-D, the G-d of Israel, and no other.
As a Catholic I have absolutely no trouble in being completely devoted to Him, and in respecting the Nation He chose for Himself.
But what I may think is really not important; what I know is.
I know that one cannot follow part of the Bible and be a true believer. I include under the title of Bible, what we call the Old and the New Testament.
Likewise you cannot be a selective believer of Islam by choosing those portions of the Qu'ran that best fit the moment and the purpose.
The past has been filled with wrong doings against His chosen people. I think that is what the Pope was asking forgiveness for, when he prayed for forgiveness at the Wall.
Having admitted that, every person on earth must now chose to walk with or behind Israel or against it.
Muslims include militant, tepid and blinded followers. If they do not recognize the G-d of Israel, then, they are simply against the G-d of Israel. Their numbers are not declining, they are increasing. Previously pious behavior is being replaced by vocal criticism and actions. The earth is full of them.
What we are witnessing, Dr. Pipes, is the power of evil and the evil doers. This is nothing new. It's all spelled out in the Bible.
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