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Submitted by Barry Boyer (United States), Jul 18, 2017 at 04:16

Your statement, "The anti-Islamic Right dismisses. Ironically, it endorses the Islamist claim that Islamists alone are true Muslims while waving away the modernizers as outliers, fabulists, and frauds." may be accurate because the story Christine Douglass-Williams tells is not well known. Dennis Prager has had two perhaps three folk that might be part of the "modernizing Muslims" groups.

I believe there are many here who would welcome honest Muslims that can be trusted not to bring forth Sharia Law to impose upon us. Perhaps Douglass-Williams is a beginning. Trusting Islamics is a risky thing. If your purpose is to convince to listen, to investigate, I will bite. I will purchase her book.

Consider, please a rewrite the paragraph beginning with "The anti-Islamic Right. . ."

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I am on the Right myself, but of the anti-Islamist branch, not the anti-Islam one.

Good to hear that you are open-minded but a quick perusal of the comments will show you how many on the Right are not. Thus the origins of the paragraph that you object to and that I will leave as is.

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