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You can never appease these guys enough

Reader comment on item: On Second Thought … Maybe that Israeli Apology to Turkey was a Good Idea

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Mar 30, 2013 at 03:21

Dear Dr Pipes,

You are right. Perhaps Israeli apology tells us something about the mentality of the Turkish and Islamic leadership once again But the truth of the matter is that this apology will not make ay difference what so ever. The Islamic world is so full of righteousness that any good you to them is a little less than what they think they deserve. You can never appease them enough.

How many Jews, Christians, and Hindus have to be killed at the hands of Islamic terrorists before we get an apology from the other side of the fence. Have we forgotten 9/11, or the killing of Daniel Pearl, or the murders in Mumbai or Beirut. Does the Islamic world even understand Daniel Pearl is ok, suicide bombings are good, asymmetric rules in the affairs of marriage are ok, asymmetric rules about the rights that Islamists demand and Islamists grant to others are perfectly fine. The list can go on and on. The implication of this mentality is that no apology or appeasement is enough for islamists and islamists owe no one an apology.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Good point about where the apologies are owed.

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