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Daniel, do you never disagree with Robert?

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Submitted by zzazzeefrazzee (United States), Feb 5, 2008 at 19:28

"Robert Spencer and I have discussed the perceived differences in our view of Islam. He and I concluded that, although we have different emphases - he deals more with scriptures, I more with history - we have no disagreements."

Daniel, with all due respect, I think it's very clear that you and Robert do not agree on everything. One specific example can be found in how both of you interpret the meaning and usage of "taqiyya" within Islam. I have observed how his interpretations are now routinely cited as evidence that all Muslims engage in the practice including, (ALLEGEDLY!) Barack Obama...

Much less Hugh's views:

Personally, I am inclined to agree with your assessment over Robert's. Perhaps you and he should debate this? Don't forget to include Hugh, as he's now an "expert" on this topic too! Perhaps you could also ask Stephen "Suleiman" Schwartz to participate as well? Perhaps Robert has found an observant Muslim successor to the late Tashbih Sayyed for the Jihad Watch board who might also participate?

Such an event is LONG overdue!

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Daniel Pipes replies:

We all see things differently from each other on small matters, to be sure; perhaps I should have said that Robert Spencer and I have no significant disagreements.

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