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Reader comment on item: Why Politicians Pretend Islam Has No Role in ISIS

Submitted by Jeffrey Sheff (United States), Mar 9, 2015 at 23:49

The West's goal is eliminating the Islamist extremists.

In doing so we don't want to give our enemies the verbal ammunition they need to portray our actions as a holy war against 1.5 billion Muslims.

During the Cold War it was routinely stressed that our fight was with "Godless Communism" and not with the Russian people.

And there are a heck of a lot more Muslims than there were Russians.


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