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Malkin and Christian Arabs

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Submitted by Robin R Kent (United States), Dec 28, 2004 at 23:53

Seventy-five percent of Arab Americans are Christian. That's 75%. I almost never see discussion of this on the Internet, yet it's true.

What's more, from what I've managed to gather, only about half (at most) of Muslim Americans are Arab.

You state above that Malkin "correctly concludes that, especially in time of war, governments should take into account nationality, ethnicity, and religious affiliation in their homeland security policies" and that "these steps may entail bothersome or offensive measures."

My question to you is this: do you advocate that these "bothersome or offensive measures," whatever they may be, also apply to Christian Arab Americans? In addition, should they apply to non-Arab Muslims?
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Daniel Pipes replies:

I almost never refer in my writings to Arab-Americans, because it is a linguistic group lacking in political coherence. Islamists are the problem, and they are exclusively Muslim. What languages they speak is nearly irrelevant.

DP

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