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Reader comment on item: CAIR's Assault on Paul Harvey

Submitted by Doug Anderson (United States), Dec 24, 2003 at 10:17

That, a part, albeit a very small part, of contemporary Islam is bloody-minded is something we ignore at our peril. How do the bloody-minded of Islam persist? They are hosted by those who are not bloody-minded but tolerant of those who are or if not tolerant look the other way or say nothing when talk of wiping Israel off the face of the earth is on the table or when children wear toy suicide bomber vests or collect cards with gunmen on them or when that special collection basket is passed around (the one everybody knows what the money is for but doesn't say).

If CAIR were really interested in promoting a positive view of Islam it would at least proceed with the delicacy of this knowledge in mind. As it is, I suspect they will not stop until Harvey is completely gone from the air.

In Islamic countries Jews and Christians have zero recourse when they are defamed or treated as second class citizens or worse. Ah, but this is America, where the reigning idea we have of ourselves is that we are Good, everyone shall find shelter under the wide idea we have of ourselves as Good, even those who would immolate us.

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