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

Submitted by CITIZEN (Brazil), Jan 28, 2005 at 20:33

Dear Dr.Pipes,as always I read your articles and I deeply respect your great knowledge about the subject, otherwise I wouldn't be writing what I think in your website. I regard Islam as an attempt to wreck Western,Judeo-Christian Civilization. I say that based in facts,deeds,violently anti-western rhetoric uttered during unacceptable sermons in mosques across the world. As I said before,I once RESPECTED Islam for being ANTI-COMMUNIST and against IDOL WORSHIPPING. During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan I supported the Mujaheddim against the atheistic,devilish soviet troops. I WAS 9,then...I was NAIVE. I thought that Israel's very warm relationship with Iranian Shah's brass would possibly count favorably after the Islamic Revolution. Israel trained countless Iranian officers and Intelligence service,the SAVAK.

But I was WRONG.The Islamic Revolution is the culprit of the Islamic faith kaput before world opinion,for the seizure of American Embassy's personnel during 444 days brought a significant watershed regarding Islam's image.Since then,things deteriorated at a very rapid pace.I wonder what the 'moderate','decent' muslims did to counter this horrific,detestable set of muslim extreme prejudice against us,"infidels,sons of monkeys and pigs".

But their prejudice soon translated into action.Deeds like 9/11 and Beslam are proof that this time,Dr.Pipes,you should concede,at least admit that Mr.Auster does have a strong,consistent point. As comparing Islam with Stalinism,I disagree. Islam is much worse. Their goals are VERY SIMILAR: WORLD DOMINATION,although Stalin himself didn't believe he could possibly 'export' the Soviet Revolution elsewhere,as Trotsky did. On the other hand,ISLAM OBLIGES its fanatic,narrow-minded constituency to WAGE JIHAD EVERYWHERE.I'd like to remind readers that Communism wasn't unanimously accepted by the Soviet people,instead they were terrorized of bloody purges and deportations to places that not many did come back.

ISLAMIC teaching goes directly to the hearts and minds of its readers,believers. It's not a Government-ruled thing. It's a RELIGIOUS thing,thus much more perilous to ourselves.I can compare ISLAM with the Nazism. Hitler attempted to transform a political platform into a quasi-religion,by restoring pseudo-aryan-nordic deities,an effort that was astonishingly followed by the people who produced J.S.Bach,Beethoven and many others.ISLAM IS THE REAL McCOY.It's a hardcore,updated,Qur'anic version of the SS.

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