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Just Kill Them?

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Submitted by Fred Baehr (United States), Aug 8, 2014 at 15:25

Dear Mr. Pipes,

The "Islamic State" wants to wipe out heresy and all things "unislamic". If true, does that give us the right to wipe them out? By "wipe them out" I mean "kill them all". Can we do such a thing in your opinion? If so, how?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I am not sure who you mean by "we" but I would say that the ISIS soldiers are all fair game.

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