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Submitted by Gomes (Brazil), Jan 10, 2015 at 10:21

Couldn't the violent islamists be working together with the lawful ones, the former working to intimidate the public into accepting the comparatively reasonable demands of the latter, while also making them look like the "good muslims" by contrast to themselves? In that way, they might not harm the cause at all.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Good point. I noted this phenomenon in the UK in 2006 at http://www.danielpipes.org/3914/piggybacking-on-terror-in-britain. But I see less of it in recent years.

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