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Submitted by Anon (United States), Feb 2, 2017 at 21:30

Dr Pipes,

thank you for that link. However this 2007 case doesn't look like a case of Islamic terrorism of the kind that Saudis and Pakistanis indulge in. I would say that Iran is similar to Cuba or North Korea in that their leadership occasionally engages in some mischief in Western countries but it is nowhere near what we see from citizens of countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia (both are not on Trump's list). Note that the article you posted itself concludes that Iranians are not a problem (see below). On that note I am happy that Netanyahu who is a very strong and fair minded person recently spoke directly to the Iranian people and said the right things. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Qpk4CBC_I
Unfortunately Trump is not in the league of Netanyahu.

"If there is one community of Muslim immigrants about whose assimilation Europe needs not worry, it is the Iranian community in Germany. By extending its laws to these immigrants, by giving them justice, the German judiciary gave Iranians a taste of what they could never have in their own country.

More than any assimilation program possibly could, this event turned ordinary Iranian immigrants into loyal German patriots. Former political prisoners, whether under the shah or the current regime, saw how a real court operates. Democracy, many of them believed, was a superior system, the right way to run a society. In this particular case, it was also highly therapeutic."

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