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Submitted by Larry Jacobson (United States), Mar 3, 2003 at 15:37

I think your introductory remarks to Lou were confusing, especially when you say "I think what you'll find in general, Lou, is a sense that militant Islam, what I call militant Islam, is a benign phenomenon, something that is democratizing, is empowering, and is a good thing overall, and so you have a radical disconnect between the analysis of the specialists, the people who really make this their focus, their study, what they devote their lives to, and what the rest of us think about it."

Militant Islam a benign phenomenon? Democratizing? Good thing overall?

Please elaborate.

Thanks,
Larry
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This is a verbatim transcript. I was explaining how others see some forms of militant Islam, not my own view of it.

DP

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