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Reader comment on item: Stealth Islamist: Khaled Abou El Fadl

Submitted by Peter J. Herz (Taiwan), May 30, 2004 at 00:38

People like El Fadhl who blow hot and cold over Wahhabism are classic examples of I against my brother; my brother and I against my cousin; my kin and I against the neighbors; the neighbors, kin, and I against everyone else.

But, noting the record of CAIR; an attrition of Muslims moderates into Christianity or secularism; the pointed refusal of any Muslim 'ulema anywhere to unequivocally condemn the Armenian massacres. Assyrian atrocities, attacks on Christians in the southern Sudan and Sulawesi, etc, I am slowly reaching a very painful conclusion that the USA might just be discovering that diversity and religious pluralism may have limits.

At the same time, as I note the demographic suicide of Europe, America's hell-for-leather embrace of "alternative lifestyles", and the like, I really shudder when I read the prophets (unlike Jefferson, who worshipped a Desitic "clockwinder God", I really do tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just). It may just be that our proud civilization is headed for the slums surrounded by desert that mark the bulk of the Dar-ul-Islam.
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