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Submitted by Student of Europe (United States), Aug 27, 2002 at 13:02

I wish Prof. Pipes would have gone to better lengths to explain that not all of Denmark's Muslims are radical Islamists. That said, I think that it is deeply distressing that Danish Jews -- after being saved by Denmark during the Holocaust -- are now in mortal danger from an immigrant community whose leadership has done very little to end the hate, or even worse, condoned virulent anti-Jewish attitudes. There is nothing ipso facto wrong with Muslim immigration to Europe, but there is definitely something wrong when people don't leave their prejudices at the door. In that sense, a radical Muslim cleric from Copenhagen who preaches hate against Jews should not be treated with kid gloves; he should be seen as the Islamic equivalent of a Danish skinhead or neo-Nazi group. All people in Denmark should be held to the same more standard
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