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Not so strange

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Submitted by John Philips (Japan), Dec 6, 2007 at 23:14

Pipes's Comment: There is something strange and perverse about the extremist and retrograde views of Deedat – an associate of Usama bin Ladin – appearing on the most up-to-date mobile phone screens. (November 28, 2007)

My comment: Not really. Islamism is strongest not among the most traditional or least educated of Muslims, but among western educated Muslims. Bin Ladin himself is an engineer. This simply reinforces the point that this is not traditional Islam, though why traditional Islam could not be on electronic devices I cannot imagine either.

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