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VOA silenced on radical islam?

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Submitted by Tess McNamara (Australian) (Australia), Mar 12, 2009 at 04:12

Dear Dr Daniel Pipes,

thank you for your highly informative articlel on the Voice of America. As an Australian, and supporter of your work, I have noted regularly in news reports, and particuarly the msm media, that both government and non government people seem to refuse to say aloud who the real enemy are, and the fact that Radical Islam, Islamists and Jihadists in reality are a threat to the entire world.

VOA is not the only one too afraid to say aloud who the enemy is, I do, its called Islamism, Jihadism, Radical Islamism.

There, I said it aloud, it didn't hurt me one bit-yet. Will the heavens fall, the rivers stop running, the earth shake and quake because I dared to openly say what we are fighting against for our own very survival?.

I dare to address the real enemy, the real problems facing western civilisation and the world.

I recall the words of my personal favourite Statesman, Sir Winston Churchill whom said;" Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."

Winston Churchill

For such an important role that Voice of America indeed plays, the silencing and cowardice it has shown, the detemination to appease the islamists will not assist VOA one iota, in fact it will enbolden them, and show them a lack of strength or willingness to face them, politically, socially and intellectually and so thus to the islamists, they have already won the war for the hearts and minds of the people. They have already won against their own enemy, the government of America as the islamists see it, the government is too afraid to eve mention, "they whom must not be named"

It is very Harry Potteresque, in that they act like the Minister of Magic in instructing others, "shhh do not utter the words of He whom must not be named"

It would seem that courage and strength has left the American Government adn its agencies and Departments.

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill .

People of America beware that you are already losing your rights to freedom of speech by stealth, in the actions of the hierarchy in America which in turn affects the lower ranks of Government agencies. Dr Pipes, thank you Sir for all that you are, for being so strong brave and being honest with the people. You are a hero, and should be always respected and recognised for the work that you do. You are such a light and a beacon for all whom believe in you, something must be done

Thanks

Tess McNamara

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