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A change in emphasis?

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Submitted by E. J. Blumberg (United States), Jan 7, 2004 at 21:35

Dear Dr. Pipes:

I think the war against terrorism misses the point. The driving force behind terrorism is Islam. While not politically correct, our goal should be a war against Islam. Polls have indicated that 70% plus of Moslems are at least favorable to the aims of Al Quaida, even if not actively supporting its activities. This is somewhat analagous to the pre- WWII fascists in the U.S. While they could not be destroyed, pro-fascist activities were not tolerated. Pro Nazi publications and speech were prohibited. This is more difficult now since Moslems masquerade under the cover of religious structure, nevertheless they must be dealt with.

U.S. forces in Iraq finally entered mosques and found weaponry.

Speech, publications advocating terrorism and its analogies as well as weapons should be considered enemy activity and therefore prohibited. Involvement by organized Islam should be strictly controlled. I think we need to do the same here under the Patriot Act.

E. J. Blumberg
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