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Submitted by Maximilian Valparaiso (United States), Feb 4, 2003 at 17:06

As usual, Mr. Pipes is right on the money.

What is always fascinating to observe is how Islamists "demand" their "rights." Rights, they do not have in the repressive, misanthropic, countries ruled by theocratic Islamic despots from whence they hail. Rights they wish to take away from the rest of us when they establish their fantasy of sharia law around the world—just as the Qu'ran instructs.

The claim that "Islam is peace" is an unmitigated lie! Anyone can read the Qu'ran, the hadiths, and the violent islamic "holy" literature that are quoted by the terrorists, ordinary Muslims and clerics in thousands of mosques across the world. In fact, there are instructions in the Qu'ran to lie to the "infidel." Such a lie is not considered a sin because it "protects" Islam. After all, it is not radical, Lutherans from Scandinavia who are committing acts of terror in the name of their religion—it is Muslims. It is Islamists who have declared war against the West—not the other way around. It is Islamists who continue to threaten and terrorize the whole world and every other religion in the name of Islam.

The only hope of peace from radical Islam will be if there is a bonafide reformation in Islam. When the so-called "moderate" Muslims march each and every time an Islamic terrorists commits an atrocity in their name, then, we can hope for change. When these same Muslims burn the colors of the terrorists' instead of the flags of the West, then, there may be hope. When these Muslims take personal responsibility for the desperate situation in which Islamism finds itself, instead of blaming their miserable plight on the rest of the world, then, there may be hope. When Muslims reject the violent, latter half of the Qu'ran and embrace the peace, tolerance and equality that they claim Islam stands for—then, there may be hope.

Until then, please count mosques and members of mosques. It is the only prudent thing to do. As Muslims, Ariton Marku and Max Rose have indicated, "Good" Muslims, those interested in peace and tolerance, should have no objections. In fact, they should turn suspicious people in to the proper authorities. We were the ones attacked. We have a right to defend ourselves in any manner, shape or form necessary—including counting noses in mosques.

Maximilian Valparaiso


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Not just how many but what is inside [152 words]steveNMay 21, 2012 22:34195763
counting mosque [24 words]bary soetoroJan 13, 2010 12:49167295
So we have to count mosques? Let us be fair and also count churches. synagogues, temples and other religous centers: [6 words]Mr. AnonymousMay 14, 2008 18:55128674
Yes, you are so Right, Anonymous. [242 words]YnnatchkahMay 15, 2008 04:07128674
count mosques [26 words]andreAug 4, 2010 00:18128674
PROFILING [223 words]tabingins911Jan 31, 2008 11:30119373
1VERY NICE WEB SITE [15 words]MOHAMMED OMAR FAIROSEFeb 16, 2006 12:0235944
Responce to "MO" Omar Fairose [138 words]ScottAug 20, 2006 14:2835944
Scott's comment [37 words]Thomas dickJun 16, 2012 04:1035944
Are we all blind? [270 words]Wang XiaDec 7, 2005 08:4629568
Are you blind and deaf? [144 words]NYC ReaderFeb 9, 2006 14:4129568
eyes and ears [98 words]DavidAug 1, 2007 17:1929568
To NYC reader [32 words]tabingins911Jan 31, 2008 11:3829568
The public is confused: statement [257 words]Jordan KatzNov 21, 2005 18:5128666
Extremists [179 words]Anne S.Nov 10, 2005 11:3828159
Reply to Extremists [222 words]Don D.Nov 20, 2005 00:0528159
counting mosques [24 words]RASHID EL AMINJul 18, 2005 15:5223556
Saudi Arabia is not home base for terrorists [32 words]TDec 4, 2003 21:0712492
Will they count apartment Mosques also? [98 words]VictoriaDec 4, 2003 21:0012491
The number is much higher [61 words]VictoriaDec 4, 2003 20:5512490
Counting Mosques [42 words]S.C.PandaMar 10, 2003 02:107160
It is part of their tatics [62 words]Vic CoffeyFeb 27, 2003 04:036950
Shoe on the other foot. [136 words]C. GruverFeb 17, 2003 16:006703
For our survival [137 words]Phillip P. SageFeb 15, 2003 23:366681
Radical mosques [93 words]Chuck DahlinFeb 15, 2003 01:486662
FBI: Counting Mosques..About Time [253 words]Anthony MeeksFeb 14, 2003 22:566655
Not a debate [242 words]KurtlaneFeb 14, 2003 08:516639
Second Wave........ [204 words]Stephen BlogginsFeb 14, 2003 03:216631
Counting mosques [146 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Don CanhamFeb 12, 2003 01:346580
another reason to count mosques [129 words]migraineFeb 11, 2003 18:476566
Why is it wrong? [28 words]MIchael KellermanFeb 10, 2003 22:296533
Counting Mosques [208 words]Roland CarnabyFeb 10, 2003 12:426526
Counting Trojan Horses [475 words]Tom PensylFeb 9, 2003 00:446502
Counting Mosques [468 words]Boyd KiddJan 15, 2006 00:146502
Muslims need to examine themselves. [116 words]J.ShearerFeb 8, 2003 18:216499
Thank You Daniel Pipes... [152 words]sheila salengerFeb 8, 2003 16:486498
A step in the right direction [73 words]Oleg ChernyakFeb 6, 2003 18:476469
It's about time [88 words]MarkFeb 6, 2003 17:256464
CAIR [92 words]Michael GishFeb 6, 2003 07:336443
"shameful and undemocratic practices" ?? [51 words]Adam GreavesFeb 6, 2003 03:556437
Mosques are the enemy's forts [65 words]J.ShearerFeb 5, 2003 18:116429
1Mosques in U.S.A. [203 words]Jamal K.Feb 5, 2003 13:206423
Naive as usual [141 words]Al ShaheenFeb 5, 2003 09:186419
Mosques and Terrorism [87 words]Arlinda DeAngelisFeb 5, 2003 01:386412
Why not count mosques? [55 words]Leo BeilinFeb 5, 2003 01:056411
Is religious terrorism a right? [158 words]Chris EricksonFeb 5, 2003 00:086410
Did Atta and other terrorists attended Mosques? [87 words]
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FreidoonFeb 4, 2003 22:176405
Thank you [14 words]Saly RogowFeb 4, 2003 20:096404
a suggestion [76 words]George TomkinFeb 4, 2003 18:536399
Counting Mosques [69 words]N. ReevesFeb 4, 2003 18:366397
Count Saudi Mosques in Latin America, Too! [227 words]Jan ConroyFeb 4, 2003 17:596395
mosque surveillance [80 words]Dick MullikenFeb 4, 2003 17:286393
The prudent thing to do [387 words]Maximilian ValparaisoFeb 4, 2003 17:066392
Islam is peace, NOT [114 words]Penny HughesFeb 4, 2003 16:296391
duty and obligation [165 words]dfrFeb 4, 2003 16:236390
is the moslem religion protected by the u.s.constitution? [114 words]i.m.guraryFeb 4, 2003 15:326386
There are limits to Religious Freedom [205 words]Ralph EkwallMar 26, 2009 13:026386
Straight talking needed [51 words]MontyFeb 4, 2003 15:276385
Finally [39 words]Michael D. DeansFeb 4, 2003 15:206384
"Outraged leftists" [131 words]Sir Daniel Martin Joseph TobinFeb 4, 2003 14:026381
"The public is confused" [109 words]Matthew KarlovskyFeb 4, 2003 13:456379
Dead on! [161 words]Margaret WhitcombFeb 4, 2003 13:016376
Go ahead with intrusive mosque inspections. [221 words]
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Farzana ShahidFeb 4, 2003 12:516374
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I agree with Pipes but............ [206 words]Gabriel GrossoFeb 4, 2003 11:226369
Hypocrisy [47 words]Ezra MarshFeb 4, 2003 10:466367
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2Mosque Watch [62 words]Bob SternFeb 4, 2003 09:206363
FBI counts mosques [56 words]Darold ChampaignFeb 4, 2003 09:176362
Nonsense Issue [87 words]Glenn KlotzFeb 4, 2003 09:126361
Counting Mosques - Who cares? [141 words]A. MarkuFeb 4, 2003 09:106360
Radical Islam-War on Terror [166 words]Deborah HogerFeb 4, 2003 08:556359
Re: Deborah Hoger - War on Islam [127 words]David MontyFeb 13, 2003 09:346359
Wolf at the Door [60 words]J. SpiroFeb 4, 2003 08:546357
re the wolf or is there really a wolf? [103 words]re the wolfDec 30, 2005 14:046357
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Militant Muslims [119 words]C ReasonFeb 4, 2003 08:476355
I applaud the FBI's initiative [153 words]Calisse CansimeFeb 4, 2003 08:466354
What is the harm here? [130 words]Stuart DewFeb 4, 2003 08:076353
FBI has it right [29 words]DanFeb 4, 2003 07:306348

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