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Refreshing yes, apologizing for Islam, no!

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Submitted by Kenneth S. Besig (Israel), Jan 28, 2005 at 09:48

Islam as the religion of various primitive, ignorant, and yet inherently good peoples has been turned into a monster by the truly evil extremists who manipulate and connive some of Islam's followers. I have always found Dr. Pipes to be fair and sensitive to Islam as a humanizing and ethical force, as are most monotheistic religions. It is only when the brutes and the extremists take over that any religion can be and have been turned into a force for evil.
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