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Stealth Islamists

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Submitted by Lorenz Gude (Australia), Jan 7, 2015 at 09:17

I heartily support your outing of stealth Islamists. I think they are the propagandists - fifth columnists even. I would question your use of such an unattractive photo - he is bald and obese - enough already! That said, it is interesting that there are so many moderate Muslim voices who turn out to be extreme. So many in the West apparently desperately need to hear moderate voices that many Islamists volunteer to accept the projection so unmasking them is a public service. I particularly like your owning that you are at war with them. Me too.

But I was heartened this week by Egyptian President al Sisi's speech on New Years Day making a strong stand against extremist thinking. I too could be grasping at straws, so I hope you will take a closer look at al Sisi to see if his departure from capitulation to Islamism is genuine or significant.


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I plan to write about Sisi's speech shortly.

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Reader comments (16) on this item

Title Commenter Date Thread
the blind spot of anti-semitism [227 words]Charles MartelJan 28, 2015 13:21220747
"musulmanes moderados" [26 words]luciano tantoJan 18, 2015 18:13220457
Problems and solutions [72 words]Les PetersonJan 12, 2015 02:04220289
2This is soft Jihad [179 words]Charles MartelJan 11, 2015 00:05220263
2The worst enemy of Islam is not us kuffar but it is the Qur'an itself and the Islamic medieval sources [198 words]dhimmi no moreJan 9, 2015 17:12220206
6I wish you invite Khaled Abu al-Fadl and let us readers have a chat with him howls [430 words]
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dhimmi no moreJan 8, 2015 17:04220181
Calling Khaled Abu al-Fadl answer our questions please [181 words]dhimmi no moreJan 11, 2015 11:19220181
2Outing Professor Fadl [87 words]Gloria StewartJan 8, 2015 16:54220180
Just wait [52 words]JeffJan 18, 2015 11:52220180
4The Three Stooges [323 words]Pied PiperJan 8, 2015 12:38220174
4We're Better Off Without Islam [112 words]DaveJan 7, 2015 21:30220160
professors who hide the truth for the myths of this world. no wonder people are getting tired of professors ravings. [174 words]rodney allsworthJan 7, 2015 17:54220154
2Terminology I don't understand [60 words]Paul137Jan 7, 2015 14:12220148
2When do we live? [75 words]PermReaderJan 7, 2015 14:06220146
... "radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution." [44 words]George KeselmanJan 7, 2015 09:43220142
Stealth Islamists [152 words]
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Lorenz GudeJan 7, 2015 09:17220141

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