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I'm anti-islamist and 100% behind Rima!!!

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Submitted by Germain Lucas (Canada), May 18, 2010 at 12:57

Dr.Pipes,

Most of the time, I agree with you but this time, absolutely not.

You keep saying that you're not against Muslims nor against Islam but only against Islamism.

Others (like me) are saying that they are not against Muslims but only against Islam.

So I really don't understand why so many are criticising the the election of Rima.

I think we should all cheering instead!

She stands against islamic fundamentalism (and certainly against a large part of her community) by participating to a typically "decadent" western competetion.

Just for that, I would have voted for her!

I'm surprised she has not received death threats!

We, anti-islamist should be backing her not thowing her rotten tomatoes!

I know that here you, at least Dr Pipe are essentially criticising affirmative action, but the symbolic of a arab-muslim woman disregarding her religion's taboo by expressing her individual will more than largely compensate politicaly correct victory that this event MIGHT be!!!

Let's hope now that the reaction of so many Rightists to this election did not take the fight against islamist imperialism 10 years (if not more) back!

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