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"liberal thinkers and universalists" or the grand US strategy to help worldwide Islamists fight kafirs

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in response to reader comment: I think Mr. Pipes is somewhat off about why Islam was adopted by so many.

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), May 18, 2013 at 02:57

JB,

I agree with all you have written excepting one thing. You write about "Islamists" :

"What gives them this belief I leave up to the reader to interpret, but one of those things is that they have been getting away with a lot, because liberal thinkers and universalists have allowed them to do so."

What you call "liberal thinkers and universalists" I'd rather call the US grand strategy to make jihadists aka Islamists powerful in order to use them against communism and any other competitor which the US perceives as a much greater threat than any "Islamists". How these things have really worked and have been shaped to put us in a dire mess we are in today is well described in Robert Dreyfuss' book "Devil's game - how the US helped unleash fundamentalist Islam". For those who don't want to shape the ugly truth that behind Islamism hides America's hand and interests , could anyone please show me a single conflict between Moslems and kafirs where the US has not supported Moslems ? Northern Cyprus, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Kashmir, Chechnia, Chinese Turkestan ... Saudi Arabia could hardly do a better job on behalf of Islamism than its staunch American ally !

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