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Good-Cop versus Bad-Cop

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Submitted by LTEC (Canada), Jan 11, 2015 at 18:11

I think it clear that there is a good-cop/bad-cop thing going on here. The "stealth" Islamists play the good cop: "go along with our simple requests, and those bad cops won't hurt you". Sure, most people hate the bad cops.

But without the bad cops, most people would ignore the good cops, just as most non-Catholics ignore the advice of the Pope ... today.

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I took up this topic at http://www.danielpipes.org/3914/piggybacking-on-terror-in-britain

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