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"Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL" Gen. Flynn

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Dec 6, 2016 at 22:23

Dear Daniel Pipes,

Although you, as a scholar of Islam,
go out of your way to distinguish between Islam and Islamism,
Gen. Fynne does not bother to do so.
And since he is not a fine scholar like you,
I cannot blame him for that.

Here is the NYTimes link accusing Gen. Flynne of "crossing" into "Islamophobia.":

"Trump Fires Adviser's Son From Transition for Spreading Fake News"
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/us/politics/michael-flynn-son-trump.html

And here is the Gen. Flynne Video
liked by the NYTimes

https://twitter.com/GenFlynn/status/703387702998278144

One way out, perhaps, is to point out the existence of a Muslim or Islamic CULT(s)
often called ISIS. But a non-Muslim like you or me
has no ground to stand on
to say that any self-Muslim
isn't a Muslim just because of his "terrorist" tactics.
For example, only a Christian can say who isn't one;
only a Jew can say who isn't a Jew.
These are religious debates,
and they cannot be decided by someone outside of the particular faith.
In addition, after the Peace of Westphalia (Kissinger's beloved subject)
did Christian recognize Catholicism, Protestantism, Lutheranism, Calvinism,
as all Christian. Accordingly, Muslim terrorist are Muslim.
And there are extremely few of them among the 1.5 or so Billion Muslims.
So the reason fear of Muslims isn't "rational"
is because the vast majority of Muslims aren't terrorists.
Nevertheless, Obama is wrong
in refusing to call these terrorists of Islam Muslims.

Similarly, or for similar reasons,
you, Dr. Daniel Pipes,
to the extent that you aren't Muslim
are not in a position that a self-professed Muslim
who commits a terrorist act, such as a Suicide Bombing
isn't really part of Islam,
\but only a mere "Islamist,"
a term itself coined by non-Believing Apologist
designed to Arm the Left or Liberals,
to Persuade most of the 1.5 Billion Muslims
that the West Really Loves Most of Them,
but Populist of Europe and America
are finally showing
that the argument doesn't hold for them..

Submitting....

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