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Submitted by jack johnson (New Zealand), Sep 8, 2010 at 08:20

you say that islamism and islam are different things and that you're against islamism but not islam,

well these recent protests in america have been about the mosque which is as you say a moderate muslim institution. yet you're still supporting these protests? and this comment:

"My lowest point came in 1999 when a retired U.S. career foreign service officer named Richard Curtiss spoke on Capitol Hill about "the potential of the American Muslim community" and compared its advances to Muhammad's battles in seventh-century Arabia. He flat-out predicted that, just as Muhammad once had prevailed, so too would American Muslims."

wheres the distinction between islam and "islamism" in that? that just sounds like flat out racism to me

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