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

Submitted by Marcos Berenstein (Brazil), Jan 29, 2005 at 09:16

I liked Mr.Goldman's letter praising Dr.Pipes for his obvious,superb degree of knowledge on Islam,therefore showing an intense respect for all Muslims,making a crisp line to differentiate the hardcore,militant,terrorist,Nazi-like Islam from their few "moderate" counterparts.I think it's quite fair to do so,nevertheless we should have in mind that the number of the latter is supposedly INSIGNIFICANT,otherwise we shouldn't even be here writing on this subject.

If we draw some comparisons between militant Islam and the non-militant one,we'll find that only the METHODS used to conquer the world would be different.Whereas militant Islam seeks violent JIHAD,Dr.Pipes's "fan-club",the lovely,peaceful CAIR is exploring the legal side of it.They're clever enough to disguise the heinous path on which,someday,nobody can say with accuracy when,AMERICA'S CONSTITUTION will be seen only as a MUSEUM PIECE,not as the living heart of America's liberties,civil rights,for in its place,America eventually will be ruled by SHARIA LAW.

When this happens,the Western Civilization is finished.

I must admit that I don't know if I must RESPECT Islam or FEAR it. If Muslim schollars at Al-Azhar reform Islam,prohibiting Muslims to wage Jihad against myself,a Khaffir, blow up buses in Israel by promising to reward the suicide-bombers with sex in paradise,not call'em 'martyrs',but cold-blooded assassins,when they treat women according to universal standards of decency,when they separate religion from state affairs,I could possibly have respect for Islam,for after having done that,they'd be considered a normal religion.Meanwhile the overwhelming sentiment among western people is FEAR,for we all have no evidence whatsoever that Islamic peace camp is winning this battle.

Please,if you're willing to prove to myself,to all of us that Islam can coexist with non-muslims,in an orderly,peaceful fashion,renounce at least one of Islam's tenets,namely the CONVERSION OF THE INFIDELS.Let the infidels remain infidels.Don't force anyone to become a Muslim.Trying to convert someone into another religion shows a deep lack of respect for the latter's feelings,cultural heritage.It's not right.Don't call Jewish people as "SONS OF PIGS AND MONKEYS".It's offensive,don't you agree?Don't praise JIHAD.Keep your faith confined at your mosques and homes.Don't demonstrate wrath against America,Israel and the UK by burning its flags,posters with leaders's pictures,don't paint Swastikas on U.S and Israeli flags,don't print Anti-Jewish cartoons depicting Jews as the Nazis did in the 1930's and 1940's by the "Der Stürmer" newspaper.Don't mimic that appalling behavior.Don't print articles in which Jews kills Muslim children in order to suck their blood in order to make matzot.Matzot are simply made with flour and water.Don't claim that Jews are the culprits for the TSUNAMI that killed almost 300,000 people in Asia,as it was published by an Egyptian newspaper.I swear that I didn't do it.

May the Force be with you

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