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Internal Abrogation and External Deception

Reader comment on item: The Problem with Middle East Studies

Submitted by Moshebaer ben Yoseflevi (United States), Jul 24, 2008 at 18:26

Perhaps Dr. Pipes desires to be lenient here in his assessment and his interpretation is credible only because Pipes is credible. If the Qur'an has divine internal contradictions, then Islamist apologists may avail themselves of "subjective" analysis to deny malicious intent in support of violent resistance and to rebuke all who would expose their (Islamist) duplicity.

Our American revolution demonstrates violence may become a necessary instrument to achieve a measure of justice against an uncompromising foe. Teasing apart conflicting claims of victimization is treacherous and adherence to a relative measure of truth not shared by most of humanity compounds the difficulty. Truth does indeed nevertheless exist.


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