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Submitted by donvan (United States), Apr 9, 2008 at 13:23

Dr. Pipes' position is that to advocate for the elimination of 'islam' would leave us with no antithesis to counter the 'radical' Mu'slams. If the Mu'slam mythology was discredited completely, and the intellectual underpinnings were removed, the world would be forced to struggle forward without the mythology, so what? Mythologies come and go, let this one go.

The Shinto religion is reduced to an inconsequential mythology, although it was the religion of choice by the militarists of Japan. So too the Thuggee mythology of the god Kali , may still exist, no one hears about it. The mythology of the Mu'slams is equally qualified to be eliminated, by any means , for the sake of humanity. The mythology of "Islam" has no moderate component. Why protect ,defend and advance the mythology at all? Does anyone who has not internalized the mythology believe it to be a positive agent in the progress of humanity? No. What has this mythology brought to the table of human progress, only "Evil and inhumanity" yet we see honest, intelligent, thoughtful, intellectuals like Dr Pipes who maintain that we must maintain this mythology for the sake of those who claim to be "Moderate".

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