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What is our problem with defining our enemy?

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Submitted by Herb Sucherman (United States), Jun 13, 2002 at 21:49

I have read several articles by Daniel Pipes, and find him to be very sensible about the United States predicament regarding terrorism. I am still angered by the Movie, "Sum of All Fears", because the enemy was Neo Nazism. What is our problem with defining our enemy as Daniel Pipes has done in the above interview. It is not a secret that our enemy is, hello, "militant Islam". Is it a big secret? Does everyone have to whisper? Not one american I have spoken to denies who our enemy is, so why does everyone, including our Government beat around the bush is speaking about it. I am not saying this because I am Jewish, which I am, but because it is the truth. Unless we can come to terms with this, as Daniel Pipes has said, we will continue to have problems. No one wants to put labels on anything, including what Arafat is, but what is the problem with it. Unless we do something to stop the teaching of militant Islam in the schools of Saudi Arabia and any other places, we will not be going to the root of the problem in my opinion. Call things what they are and stop pandering to those that foster the teachings which sponser the deaths of all Americans.

Herb Sucherman
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