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Mr Pipes… don't be so tough on us Brits!

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Submitted by Steve (United Kingdom), Aug 29, 2006 at 18:30

Mr Pipes… don't be so tough on us Brits!

I, and I am sure, many other Brits had not heard of you till a few months ago. I enjoy your site although it does cause disrupted sleep sometimes. We may have been slow to become aware of the Islamist agenda as they abused our ‘open door' policy, but that situation is changing. If you were to browse the message boards on the BBC site or letters pages of some newspapers (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=400605&in_page_id=1770&in_page_id=1770&expand=true#StartComments)

You can see for yourself that we Brits now know what they are up to and as a country we do not pose any threat to the USA. Perhaps you and other US based sites, such as JihadWatch should host mirror sites in the UK and Europe and do a lot more site promotion in order to raise awareness of the global threat that is Islam.

If you want to recruit IT skilled staff you can start with me! Just as many, many Americans do not agree with the pearls of wisdom espoused by Bush, many of us Brits are dismayed with the appeasement approach adopted by the UK govt in dealing with the demands of the Muslim community.

So, cut us some slack big man!

Cheers

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Daniel Pipes replies:

You write that "as a country we do not pose any threat to the USA" but note the quotes at http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/11:

Aug. 29, 2006 update: Nile Gardiner of the Heritage Foundation says that the United Kingdom poses "a direct security threat to the US."

Sep. 4, 2006 update: Peter Bergen & Paul Cruickshank argue in the New Republic that last month's thwarted London airline mega-plot means that from an American point of view, "it can now be argued that the biggest threat to U.S. security emanates not from Iran or Iraq or Afghanistan—but rather from Great Britain, our closest ally."

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