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"Iran's Supreme Leader pens open letter to the young people of the West"

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Submitted by Barry Grossman (Indonesia), Feb 15, 2015 at 06:58

I rarely find myself in agreement with Mr Pipes, who steadfastly holds ideological and political views which are diametrically opposed to my own. But despite ... I do occasionally read what he writes with a view to hearing his point of view and he certainly has in the past given fair exposure to my own comments on this site.

On this occasion he is spot on in his response to the author of this hate inspired and irresponsible missive. I too, respect the sanctity of all religions; as does the Ayatollah himself who has repeatedly spoken out against those who insult the sanctities of others. The differences many of us have with Mr. Pipes and others like him is not grounded in religious fervour or conviction, but rather in very different views on politics, ideology, history and ethics. I can only guess why he has published this call for expressions of hatred towards the Ayatollah ... but I tip my hat to him for the tone and substance of his reply in this instance.

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