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Has Islamism peaked?

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Aug 6, 2016 at 11:36

Dear Dr Pipes, you reader Saul Stein asked if Islamism has peaked. No it has not peaked. It achieved a new high just last week. If Donald Trump loses the election in November, this will be the first time Islamism will play a decisive role in a US election. When Khizr Khan was presented by Mrs Clinton as a Muslim in DNC, we lost another battle against Islamism. Yes, we are supposed to respect our Gold Star families. But our Gold Star families must also stay away from electoral politics. If Mr Khan had stopped after his DNC speech, it would have been bad enough but his religiously-tinted campaign is continuing unabated several days after his speech on the DNC stage.

Let no one of us forget even for a moment that it is not about democracy, freedom, secularism and openness in US, France, UK, India, or even Thailand and Myanmar. It is about democracy, freedom, secularism and openness in Islamabad, Kabul, Tehran, Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo and other, so called, Islamic capitals. If Mr Khizr Khan launches a campaign for democracy and freedom, in these parts of the world, he will become a true hero. Until then he is just fighting the fight of Islamism.


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