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Reader comment on item: "You can't fight Islamism with ideas coming out of Europe"
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Submitted by Marc Bouwman (Netherlands), Dec 6, 2010 at 15:32

I agree with all you say. I'd like to add the importance of closing ranks in the West. That's why Pipes' contribution disappoints me so. He sees dichotomies everywhere: between islam and islamism, between moderate muslims and radical ones, between America and Europe, downplaying the insights of the latter. He's very much behaving like a dhimmi. Very surprising to me.

Europe, the West in general, the world in general, must take a stand against muslim barbarism. Like in the years preceding WW2, moderates fail. Only when there was nothing left to hide, the values of the West got protected. War was finally accepted. What did it the Americans cost? But in the end they won two major wars: in Europe together with the Russians, in Asia mainly due to their own will. I cannot imagine any US-civilian eager to repeat such a war again. But it ... resembles Chamberlain rather than Reagan of Roosevelt.

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