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Reader comment on item: Obama's Pretend Counterterrorism Policy

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Aug 30, 2011 at 01:35

Dear Dr Pipes: If you want to solve a problem, you will try to divide it into as many small parts as needed and address each part. If you do not want to solve a problem you will merge as many problems together and try to address them together. That is what is going on in the debate on Islamism and terrorism in the name of Islam. No one is denying that domestic actions of violence are instances of terrorism but no one should imply that 9/11 and Oklahoma City bombing shared an identical cause or they will share the same remedy. It goes to Mr. Bennie Thompson's advantage that a discussion of Islamic terrorism is mingled with the discussion on all other types of terrorism. In that case Mr Thompson will not have to take tough stands and offend anyone.

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