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Reader comment on item: CAIR Attacks the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Submitted by David L (United States), Mar 16, 2010 at 16:56

To be fair, if I learned that a text about the history of Judaism or Israel penned by authors named Mahmoud, Ismail, and Malik was being distributed to schools, I would be very concerned, borderline incredulous. It might be the most even-handed book ever written on the subject. But like all humans, I draw from the information embodied in my past experiences to draw conclusions. And if I were corresponding with other like-minded individuals, my tenor would likely be the same.

That said, citing authors' last names without having read a text is not a strong strategy for attacking its credibility. We all know what CAIR stands for and frankly I'm surprised this email exchange wasn't more vitriolic.

But with all due respect, I think your reaction to this email exchange is a little overblown.


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