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Can there ever be reasoned debate?

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Submitted by S.C.Panda (India), May 28, 2003 at 02:08

Dear Dr Pipes,
1. I agree that due to lack of open debate, terrorism is sprouting and gaining ground.
2. Introspection is lacking in Islam for obvious reasons. Dr Taslima Nasreen demanded drastic revision of the Koran, a "crime" for which she is being persecuted by the Bangladesh government.
3. For a dogmatic religion such as Islam, can there ever be dispassionate and reasoned debate?
Regards,Sincerely, S.C.Panda
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