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Reader comment on item: Is Omar Alghabra of Canada's Liberal Party an Islamist?

Submitted by Gita (United States), Dec 20, 2005 at 15:24

Although one should not be shocked by this event knowing that Canada is more like Europe than the U.S. in its interaction with Islamists, this development goes beyond anything reported in Western Europe, to my knowledge. Unfortunately, it is just a matter of time before we see the same situation here in the U.S. As federal agencies continue to legitimize U.S. Islamist groups that purport to be mere advocacy agencies, we will see more individuals such as Alghabra emboldened in their utterances. Most Americans do not take notice of the fact that various federal, state and local law enforcement groups meet on a regular basis with leadership of these US groups, both in open meetings and in closed door events, mistakenly believing that the government will gain knowledge and information about potential plots or suspicious individuals. Other Muslim groups are excluded from such events, as the Islamists claim to speak the loudest and with the largest memberships.

This latest incident should be viewed together with Dr. Pipes' column today, "My Gloom: Back to Sept 10th", http://www.danielpipes.org/article/3218. It is yet one more piece of evidence that we have returned to our old habits.

Thank you, Dr. Pipes, for continuing to courageously and forcefully remind us of the lessons that must be learned from our history.
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