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Dr. Pipes is our best advocate

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Submitted by Jay Lerman, MSIA (United States), Nov 5, 2002 at 16:28

If one were harboring any doubt that Dr. Pipes is American Jewry's most articulate voice, this article should put that "doubt" to rest.

Clearly this is not only a war of freedom vs militant islam, but this is also a war of Jewish survival.

I (re)-read an (older) Arthur C. Clarke novel ("Childhood's End"). Dr. Clarke's protagonist proposes, 'why the [extreme religionists] kind fear ['freedom'] is, '... they know we represent reason and science, and, however confident they may be in their beliefs, they fear that we will overthrow their gods. Not necessarily through any deliberate act, but in a subtler fashion. Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets... [and they fear,too] the truth about the origins of their faiths.'

I was struck by substituting the word/concepts arabists, islamists and mullahs and America and Israel into this paragraph from 1953.

The arabs by their sheer numbers threaten Jews worldwide. Their vicious, active anti-semitic diatribe in their own racist states and ignorant first world states (eg. Norway, Holland, Finland and the U.S.) is a terrible threat to world Jewish survival, and to all Americans.

Speaking first and foremost against this "dark ages" backdrop is Dr. Pipes (and me, however infrequently)... , but on the frontline is Dr. Pipes. Have no doubt this is a war of survival for you, your children and your children's children. Please mobilize your community to read Dr. Pipes, to stand with him and support him financially.

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