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Submitted by Jean Martin (United States), Nov 3, 2002 at 14:31

Again I am grateful to Daniel Pipes for his historical perspective and knowledge. We average citizens, even those of us who are college-educated, cannot really know or understand such specialized fields of study as this. Yet- it is obvious that some, who know better, actually - will not acknowledge the original meaning of the term, jihad, because they have such a huge stake in their multiculturalism and moral relativity that they feel they cannot be entirely candid and truthful concerning other cultures.

My own observation - Islamo-fascism is not new - far from it. Because of this fact, it may seem to us that we are not thrust into some "new" threatening situation, but are taken back into an ancient threat that never was abandoned by its perpetrators.
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