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Reader comment on item: Trump: You Should Ban Islamists, Not Muslims

Submitted by Anon (United States), Dec 12, 2015 at 16:47

I agree with Dr Pipes's middle of the road approach, it is the only practical thing to do. I think it is even possible (actually desirable) for the US to disallow anybody with homophobic, antisemitic, anti-women and other illiberal tendencies irrespective of religious affiliation.

We already disallow people who support polygamy to enter the US so why not extend it to other illiberal ideas that are predominant in Muslim areas? I have personally noticed that the point at which a muslim crosses over into the Islamist territory is with regards to their views on Israel. Without exception I have noticed that those muslims who get agitated when the topic of Israel comes up tend to be Islamists who could turn violent at a moment's notice. Interestingly the one category of muslims who are overwhelmingly not in this category are the muslims from Iran and India is probably a close second.

Even Malaysians and Indonesians who are geographically and culturally far removed from the primitive barbarism of the middle east are rabidly anti Israel in an alarmingly high proportion.

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