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What a pity, what a waste

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in response to reader comment: How very interesting. What a shocking response, Mr Alain Jean-Mairet !

Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Jan 29, 2010 at 15:14

Mme Delcambre, you are not embarrassed by a religion or any too strong beliefs, or some difficult ethnical background. You're a free mind and a free person. You can speak and write classical Arabic, to the point of being able to teach it. You did dig into the Islamic scriptures and found exactly what they are worth (I read your books and your online contributions, remember). And on the top of it, you're a doctor in law. There probably are not ten people in Europe with that specific set of skills. That makes you a lethal weapon for Europe's stealth Jihad.

In 2008, you almost died. Specialists were giving you not even a month: a couple weeks. If you are living today, it is by way of a miracle. And here you are, backing down. Abandoning what you know is right, searching for differences between the two faces of a coin, between the tree and its very seed, and taking refuge in romantic dreams of reincarnation. What a waste.

Daniel Pipes has always maintained his line about Islam/Islamism, for some 40 years now. I always knew it (I am a one avid reader of his, too) and he always knew I thought that the Islamic religion cannot be left alive. We had countless arguments about that. So I'm not waiting from him that he changes his stance. I hope he will, of course, but I have understood so many reasons why he won't that I do, deeply, naturally, sincerely, without any feeling of pressure or resentment, respect his position.

But you, you changed sides. And not for good, sound reasons, as I see it. In my view, if you were genuinely conscious of who you are and in which position, you'd be working day and night building a real case against Islam. Not just a loose heap of documents left to become dusty and forgotten on a forum, but a real legal case, showing that Islam will always be interpreted in a very same way by a broad majority of scholars, that the knowledge of the completeness of Islamic texts always leads the bulk of reasonable, logical believers towards Islamism, just like the greatest majority of seeds will always produce the same tree that they fell from.

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