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A very humble request

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Nov 12, 2016 at 15:05

Dear Dr Pipes,

The above CAIR official who asked people to overthrow the US government is the least of our problem. What else do we expect from CAIR after all? Our real problem should be the people who are intelligent and powerful and are in a position to speak the whole truth but do not. A very quick search allowed me to find tens of articles written by various Muslim and non-Muslims writers, journalists and university professors worrying about potential threat to Muslims in the United States in the aftermath of Donald Trump's victory in the US general elections. Here is a partial list of the people who have written on this topic: Adam Hamze in Huffington Post, Wajahat Ali in New York Times, Arsalan Iftikhar in Chicago Tribune and Washington Post, Jessica Schulberg in Huffington Post, Tom Gjelton on NPR, Jesse Yomtov in USA Today, Moustafa Bayoumi in The Guardian, Marissa Wenzke on Mashable, Khaled A Beydoun on Al Jazeera, and Miriam Berger on Fusion.net. This list can easily be about ten times longer if I spend some more time.

All these people are, obviously, great defenders of human rights and democracy. I believe that human rights and democracy are very important values that all nations, governments and people must try their best to defend. However, I also believe that it becomes difficult for democracies like USA, India, UK, France, Israel, Germany, Canada, and many others to defend the cause of democracy inside their borders when so many Islamic nations pay little or no service to the cause. These countries are theocracies where rights to vote, speak and practice their religions freely is hardly available to non-Muslim citizens and visitors.

My very humble and heartfelt request to these people is to write about the need of secular democracy in Islamic countries of the world as soon as they finish their current responsibility of standing for democracy in the United States. In fact, I will humbly request these people to make freedom and democracy in the Islamic world their life long mission.

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