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Why Does Daniel Pipes Trust "Moderate" Muslims?

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Submitted by Canto28 (United States), Dec 10, 2010 at 17:40

I'm with Mark Steyn that they should be called "quiescent " Muslims. Surely Mr Pipes knows that the core problem is not Islamism or Islamists or salafi Islam, etc, but Islam itself, even if he thinks it is more useful for him not to admit this. But what is clear from recent sudden jihad attempts that we have seen (esp. major Hasan's terrorist attack) is that a quiescent, even educated Muslim you wouldn't mind having lunch with one day can with sudden inspiration try to slaughter you and large groups of other infidels the next . Sudden Jihad Syndrome happens and if that happens than sudden treachery of all sorts can happen. After all their Koran says we stubborn infidels are hell bound and the worst of creatures (Q98:6)

My point is not to hate quiescent Muslims but not to be very trusting of them, and to know that the only long term solution to the Islamic menace in the West is to actively wage intellectual warfare on Islam, not Islamists, but Islam itself and the reputation of their obviously fraudulent "prophet". The whole ridiculous religion is a shabby structure built on sand and really can't stand very much criticism. This is why imams drive their faithful hysterical when even a lousy image of their "prophet" is sketched. Islam is really very weak and propped up only by terror & threats. Its scholars think (see R. Reilly's "The Closing of the Muslim Mind") that rejecting rational analysis somehow protects their nonsense. It might to some extent but ridicule will take its toll, esp. from ex-Muslims whom we should encourage.

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Israel has a policy [101 words]yuval Brandstetter MDDec 14, 2010 12:00180946
Policy of Survival a Reality of Fact [243 words]M. ToveyDec 14, 2010 19:11180946
Oh! How I wish that were true! [53 words]There is NO Santa ClausDec 14, 2010 23:58180946
Technology is on our side, and so is China [149 words]yuval Brandstetter MDDec 16, 2010 09:14180946
Fairy Tales [197 words]There is NO Santa ClausDec 19, 2010 01:09180946
The conspriacy factor [733 words]John W. McGinleyDec 13, 2010 13:37180914
5Israel HAS a policy [131 words]There is NO Santa ClausDec 13, 2010 08:18180902
2Call it Clinton style [619 words]Jay1Dec 12, 2010 21:03180892
Israel should state it's commitment to the whole set of democratic laws and values [254 words]DemsciDec 12, 2010 04:56180876
Does "being built' only imply a process that has started and will never end? [131 words]Mladen AndrijasevicDec 11, 2010 06:18180859
1Cordoba Initiative [116 words]'Israel Has No Policy'Dec 11, 2010 05:29180858
1Correct!!! [127 words]JaladhiDec 11, 2010 20:18180858
A logical and well established interview [111 words]Rafi LaufertDec 11, 2010 04:26180857
1What path Israel to take; what path the world to take? [457 words]NuritGDec 10, 2010 20:10180851
2Reply to NuritG [47 words]There is NO Santa ClausDec 13, 2010 08:21180851
Coalition Government is not a good for Israel [232 words]NuritGDec 13, 2010 21:00180851
1Before 1993 [198 words]Abu NudnikDec 10, 2010 17:58180848
7Why Does Daniel Pipes Trust "Moderate" Muslims? [269 words]Canto28Dec 10, 2010 17:40180847
1Excellent comment by Canto28 [15 words]RajeevDec 10, 2010 22:02180847
3No moderate Islam, no moderate Muslim!!! [321 words]JaladhiDec 11, 2010 19:58180847
1Reform Islam [228 words]GershomDec 12, 2010 17:16180847
You need to live there [285 words]Erich WDec 14, 2010 22:20180847
I don't understand [13 words]There is NO Santa ClausDec 15, 2010 23:19180847
Interview by Pajamas Media [96 words]Bryan TaplitsDec 10, 2010 10:23180838
dear israel [60 words]gemDec 13, 2010 20:43180838
2The Great Game [327 words]Jon, a Brit from EurolandDec 10, 2010 10:01180836
1Israel's Internal Problems [180 words]SigmundDec 10, 2010 08:33180834

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