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Respect Islam?

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Submitted by pym (United States), Feb 10, 2010 at 09:48

What exactly is it that you respect about Islam Mr. Pipes? Is it the calling for the killing of Jews? The call for "Boiling Heads"? The taxes imposed on Dhimmies? or the remaining option to convert or die? Maybe its the way that Islam treats women and homosexuals. Is that what you respect about Islam? Would could you possibly respect about a religion that aspires the ways of a pedophile rapist murderer and who left a legacy of violence as its singly contribution to humanity? It is just baffling that you could claim to respect this "religion". If its solely for the fact that its a religion, then if I created one that required the killing of each first born, will you respect that too simply because I call it a religion?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I respect Islam, not Islamism. I also urgently want Islam to be modernized. I have written extensively on both these topics, so 'nuff said for here.

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