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Further Vroad Question for Dr. Pipes

Reader comment on item: Talking Freely about the Enemy
in response to reader comment: Examples of re-interpretation of Islamic Sharia in modern times

Submitted by Alex (United States), Mar 23, 2009 at 20:21

Would Dr. Pipes connect the reinterpretation of the Shari'a by Islamists for political purposes with the "Strange Sex Stories from the Mulsim World," as he noted that Islamists are "not who they say they are"?

In my opinion, the common denominator for such a linkage would be an ethical system based on the community rather than the individual.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I think I will stay away from this one and leave it others to make such connections.

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