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Amorphous number of Islamist adherants

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Submitted by Dan Schwartz (United States), Sep 1, 2002 at 10:22

One thing I've consistently noticed among Professor Pipes' writings is his lack of putting a number, a percentage of the 1400 million Muslims that are Islamists. Specifically, how about a breakdown into these three categories:

1) The hard core soldiers who belong to al Qaida, Islamic Brotherhood, and such;

2) Those who actively finance, harbor, and support them, like the Saudi princes;

3) The sympathizers in the Arab "streets" of Egypt and Pakistan.
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