Cataloging Muslim outrages is necessary, but not sufficient
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Submitted by Lawrence Auster (United States), May 20, 2005 at 18:18Mr. Pipes,
Stories like this need to be covered, but the problem is, we can keep writing about these things forever and it will make no essential difference. The curse of having Muslim radicals in our face will continue. If we don't want ourselves and all the generations that come after us to have to keep dealing with a Muslim population that hates our society and everything it stands for, there's only one answer: initiate a net out-migration of Muslims from the U.S and the West, year after year, until the numbers of those that remain are tiny, their Muslim identity weak, and their power non-existent.
You, Mr. Pipes, want to MANAGE the Muslim problem, a job that will never end and that will leave them in our face forever. I and the people who think like me want to SOLVE the Muslim problem.
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Daniel Pipes replies:Mr. Auster has posted this same response at his own website and I asked him there: How do you propose to "initiate a net out-migration of Muslims from the U.S. and the West"?
May 23 2005 update: Lawrence Auster has replied to my question, http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/003452.html, and directed me to his five-step program, http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=13532, published last year at FrontPageMag.com. These five steps are:
1. End all mass immigration of Moslems into the United States.
2. Deport all Moslem illegal aliens.
3. Deport all legal resident aliens with ties or loyalties to radical Islam.
4. Remove the citizenship of and deport all naturalized and native-born citizens who are supporters of jihad.
5. Publicly renounce and abjure multiculturalism as a societal philosophy.
I have no problem with four of these five steps (I am against mass immigration in general; but deporting "native-born citizens who are supporters of jihad" is going too far).
The more important point is, however, that Auster announces with fanfare his differences from me but in fact, when you look more closely, he agrees with me. The above steps are not a way to "initiate a net out-migration of Muslims from the U.S. and the West," as he promised, but rather a way to "initiate a net out-migration of Islamists from the U.S. and the West."
Auster keeps presenting himself as someone who will tell truths I dare not speak, but here as in an earlier critique of me by him, http://www.danielpipes.org/article/2377, he in fact says roughly what I say. He claims to see no distinction between Islam and radical Islam, Muslims and Islamists, but he does.
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