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Your 1998 Distinction - Islam vs. Islamist - Should Now Be Viewed as a Charade

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Jan 30, 2015 at 12:54

Dear Daniel Pipes,

The Protestant Reformation has ended a long time ago - unless brings in the Irish Catholics and the Terrorist struggle against their Protestant adversaries in Great Britan, and that too has extinguished itself, even if some burning splinters may be found from time to time.

However, regarding the Religion of Peace, which you still call Islam - to distinguish it from its alleged Ideological Extremist version, Islamist, continues to rage like a wild thunderstorm, igniting in a dry forest:

"Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56"

http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Pakistan-bomb-blast-kills-6-at-Shiite-Muslim-6050730.php

A relative of mine beliefs that this all ultimately comes from the Sunnis based in Saudi Arabia. And that the Shia and Iranian manifestation of Islam is the "good Islam."

However, that observation of benignness should be mitigated by the most recent events in Argentina in which Christian are mudered by Iranian terrors only because of connection to Israel, that alleged "Zionist entity":

"Suspicion Is Cast on Aide in Death of Argentine Prosecutor"

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/world/americas/argentina-alberto-nisman.html?_r=0

I'm wondering, Dear Daniel Pipes, how many acts of Jihadist Terrorism it will take before you move closer to the position of Holland's Geert Wilders and recognize that the distinction between Islam and Islamist which you subscribe to, has established itself as a Chardae by current events - not just in Paris, Norway, Boston or New York on 9/11.

Submitting....

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Religion of Peace website counts some 25,000 acts of Islamist terror since 9/11. That number will keep ascending. It will not affect my views of Islam at all. The

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