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Reader comment on item: How Central Is Muslim Anti-Semitism?

Submitted by Sam Lahiri (United States), Jun 27, 2002 at 13:02

Thanks, Dr. Pipes for speaking out straight in an era where political correctness has become the order of the day. I have watched a good many Muslim guests on television channels from right after September the 11th. Till today I have not found a single Muslim guest who showed any kind of remorse for the horrendous acts perpetrated on America by some devout Muslims. On the contrary, their tones displayed belligerence and hostility. 'This is not sanctioned by Islam' – that is how they would always start in the defense of their religion, as if proving that Islam does not sanction such act (which is nevertheless debatable) is the most important thing. The horror, the trauma, the human tragedy of it all invoked no comment from them.

With time, their tones have become even more belligerent, their tones even more hostile. Many of them suggest either blatantly or sometimes in a subtle way that America should mend its foreign policy or else.... you know what. To make matters worse, some members of the academia, civil right groups and civil libertarians have joined hands in guarding the interests of American Muslims. It is really amazing how soon an incident such as Sept 11th could be forgotten.

The other guest in Greta's program (Sarah) would have us believe the Saudi three year old is an extreme case. But, the fact itself proves otherwise. In speaking of the Saudis, one should never forget that fifteen among the nineteen hijackers on September 11 were Saudis. Can such a simple fact be overlooked?

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