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Muslim oil for the west

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Submitted by Rajeev (United States), Sep 29, 2010 at 00:28

Dear Dr Pipes:

Your reader Syed suggests that Islamic nations should suspend selling oil to the west. He should be careful what he wishes for. That will be a great day when the west stops getting easy oil from the Middle East. With our emphasis on enrepreneurship, education, scientific exploration and, above all, on free thought, perhaps, we will find alternative energy sources. And, all of our money that is currently funding fundamentalist Islamist schools, grand mosques in every corner of the world, and terrorist activities will come to an end. I cannot wait for that day. The only problem is that most OPEC nations have no other sources of easy money. Opec nations have very little education, creativity and thought to show for the money that they have. So it is unlikely they will stop selling their oil to us.

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