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Islam: A real civilizational threat

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Submitted by Bill (United States), Jun 24, 2016 at 17:11

Dr. Pipes: You wrote: "Should the fissiparous tendency hold, the Islamist movement is doomed, like fascism and communism," I wrote, "to be no more than a civilizational threat inflicting immense damage but never prevailing."

Islam has prevailed at a civilizational level in the Middle East for 1400 years. Islam destroyed pagan and Christian civilization. While I hope you are right I see Islam having two ideological partners in assisting its attempts: Neoconservativeism and Progressivism. Who played the greater role in bring down Communism? Anticommunists like Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul or appeasers like Tip O'Neil and the Democrat Party? Who will be a catalyst in the (happy and deserving) demise of Islam, leaders like Geert Wilders or the thousands and millions of western appeasers?

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