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Reader comment on item: [The Search for Moderate Islam:] A Reply to Lawrence Auster

Submitted by LES DAVIS (United States), Jan 28, 2005 at 18:41

Mr. Pipes,
I do agree with most of your position, but to think that there is somehow a "moderate" form of Islam is a position of yours with which I do not agree. Surely there are Muslims in this country who don't adhere to the so-called "extremist" view of Islam, but I think that this is more in line with assimilating to our way of life. But this, too, is changing, due to the influx of Wahabbism and more aggressive aproaches of recruiting poor and disenfranchised blacks in the inner cities, prisons, etc. Much is written about the atrocities of the Jewish holocaust, as they should, and of course, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao and so forth. But not much is written about the invading armies of "Allah" countries, as with India, for example. I would dare sae that in the name of "Allah", Muslims have massacred as many people as has the Third reich, or Stalin and his hordes.

Islam by its very nature, I believe, is warlike and must dominate all who oppose it. The Q'uran speaks for itself very plainly. To suggest that Muslims only "take" out of the Q'uran what serves them in today's society is, no disrespect to your credentials, but I believe is naive.

I sincerely respect your work, but here I must disagree with you on this point.

Thank you.

Les Davis

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