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Your article in the NY Post 9/23/03

Reader comment on item: [Moderate] Voices of Islam

Submitted by Harold L. Katz (United States), Sep 23, 2003 at 18:18

Dear Mr. Pipes:

I am one of the thousands of people you do not know that wrote letters, including to the President, in connection with your appointment. I am delighted that President Bush went a head with your appointment during the recess. I do not understand those Democratic Senators that spoke against your appointment. I can only assume that some high price lobbyist got to them and they really didn't know what they were talking about, which is not a rare occurrence.

Thank you for your article. I get so tired each morning of all the emails I open that paint such a depressing, but true, picture of the anti-Semitism, and anti Israel feelings that prevails through out the world and especially the media. It was a breath of fresh air to hear that there are moderate Muslim's who are speaking out against the lunacy that is so pervasive through out the Muslim community.

One last thought. It is my theory, and I have never seen anyone else say it, that the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is a Trojan horse. Its purpose is to distract the attention of the civilized world and appeal to those who have active and latent anti-Semitic feelings. The true war is between the Barbarians and civilization and it is a war that has been fought many time before throughout history. To the best of my knowledge, the Barbarians usually win. Members of the civilized society believe that they can reason and negotiate with the Barbarians, i.e. create a Palestinian state and all will be well with the world. What nonsense. The last thing the Wahhabi Sect wants is a free and democratic Palestinian state. On the other hands Barbarians live by one rule, "off with their heads."

Again, thanks for writing the article today.

Harold L. Katz

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