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Submitted by Jerrold L. Sobel (United States), Mar 1, 2011 at 20:20

Mr. Pipes, as opposed to many years before, ever since reading your book, "Militant Islam Reaches America," you seem to have a propensity to lay out a good argument and then reach a non-supportive conclusion. The only freedom and democracy the Arab street will attain is a freedom to kill Jews. Unless the Islamic world is ready to unambiguously abrogate much, if not all the hate in the Qur'an, iHadith, and Sunnah, there is about as much chance of "Arabic speakers maturing as adults" as the Hunchback of Notre Dame becoming a chiropractor...It's not going to happen. Please remember, in word and deed, the only thing generations of Sunnis and shi'a hate more than each other are the Jews.

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