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Submitted by Dave (United States), Apr 11, 2016 at 14:52

Thank you, Dr. Pipes, for the UAE analysis. Previously I had asked if there could be some explanation as to why the UAE was so sane, and this description certainly helps. I just hope that some do-gooder on a white horse doesn't wreck things by deciding to support an internal rebellion there in the name of an elusive democratic unicorn.

Now that I no longer have a contract with a UAE-owned semiconductor company, I'm working as a software contractor to the military. While I can post to your site from my secure space here at the base, back at my contracting firm I got a big red screen with a bold message in darker red: "Hate Site - access denied". I never figured you for an extremist or hate-monger, but someone else does. I was too afraid to mention it.


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UAE businessman thinks secularism will spread within two decades [70 words]PezDispenserAug 28, 2017 13:39240624
UAE isn't only Mideastern country outside Israel offering "the good life" [31 words]YosefJul 3, 2017 07:18239818
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Leave the Saudi's to mind their business! [33 words]
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The pig pen of Islamic imperialism [23 words]ElspethApr 27, 2016 08:12229118
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There is NO Santa ClausApr 11, 2016 23:22228897
3The dark side of Dubai [93 words]AnonApr 11, 2016 21:27228889
2Thanks For The Analysis [140 words]DaveApr 11, 2016 14:52228885
UAE [228 words]Gary RoseApr 11, 2016 14:25228884
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Some facts about the UAE [779 words]Michael SApr 12, 2016 15:16228879
2Is it better ;yes; will it last ;no. [100 words]Michael Hanni MorcosApr 11, 2016 09:16228877
Social Anthropology ...or tabloid journalism...? [602 words]PhilipApr 11, 2016 08:02228876

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