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Public money for the benefit of Islam

Reader comment on item: The U.S. Government Compiles a Bibliography

Submitted by Prashant (United States), May 24, 2013 at 08:39

Dear Dr Pipes:

I have been a close observer of democracies in at least two countries (US and India). I have also read news stories coming out of the UK and other western european countries. While the secular democracies of the world have made sure that no public money is spent on the preservation and perpetuation of the majority religions of those countries, a lot of public money in these countries is spent on "painting Islam in the correct light". The Islamic bibliography published by the US government is yet another example of a politically correct democratic government spending public funds on Islam.

The Islamic charter schools that we see in our neighborhoods, affirmative actions for Muslims population in India, and the teaching of Islam in public schools in the US (in the name of diversity) are other examples of this phenomenon. Islamists (for whom hypocrisy is the name of the game) are all too happy to receive these favors. In the modern times the biggest beneficiaries of democracy in non-muslim countries are Islamists. And in Islamic countries they do not even pay lip service to the cause of democracy.


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