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9/11 ensured that Islamist takeover of U.S. will never fly

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Submitted by Joshua Truax (United States), Sep 15, 2002 at 00:48

Mr. Pipes does overlook one small detail about the idea of Islamists trying to seize power in America. For all their determination, the U.S.-based militants simply don't have the numbers to make any such takeover stick, and won't for the foreseeable future. Even if they were able to start rewriting our laws and Constitution to suit them, how could they implement or enforce any of it? At a minimum, the Islamists would need to have the existing U.S. military and the various levels of law enforcement in their pockets in order to pull this off. Does anyone seriously believe that either the military or any level of law enforcement would stand for this, especially after 9/11/2001 and whatever further attacks are carried out on the Islamists' behalf in the meantime? More likely, if the Islamists ever even try to take power in the U.S., they will have a full-scale, nationwide armed police & military revolt on their hands in a New York minute.

Even so, the idea of an actual Islamist takeover of the United States is far more unsettling to me than any terrorist act they could carry out. Thank you, Mr. Pipes, for your frightening, yet utterly fascinating wake-up-call of a book about the real enemy of America's war on terror. It confirmed what I have suspected about the real goals of al-Qaeda and their ideological bedfellows ever since 9/11, yet amazingly has generally been glossed over in the news media, when it's been mentioned at all.
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