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Submitted by donvan (United States), May 25, 2006 at 17:22

How the writings of Dr.Pipes and other voices of reason may be described as "Radical right" is no mystery. In the context of the current struggle between Islam ( defined by the "True believers"), and Western institutions, academia and elite institutions in particular, are a significant target. By influence of the academic debate, the Islamics can effectively direct the political debate. Obviously the voices of reason must be quieted. This is done under the auspices of pro Islamic groups both Muslim and non Muslims, sponsored lectures, seminars, programs, professorate chairs. The Islamics have reportedly granted 20 million each to Georgetown and Harvard to advance the Islamic cause. Academia has become the soft underbelly of the Islamic wars. As the Islamic influence increases in the academy, resistance to the toxic effect the Islamism promotes becomes more and more tolerated with the goal being to make Islam mainstream. Even though Islam is totally alien to the American experience, and most importantly, has absolutely nothing to offer to America except replacement of the Constitution with koranic law and rule by violence. I expect academia to begin offering Islamic degrees in koranic studies, shri'a law, history of Islam, and other...

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