69 million page views

Comments on: United States Government, Still the Patron of Islam

Reader comment on item: The United States Government, Still the Patron of Islam

Submitted by Prashant, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:32

Dear Dr Pipes:

So many times we accept the things as they are without questioning them. You mentioned about the 100-page book title 'American Muslims' published by a US government department. We ought to ask why only this book was published and not similar books on American, Jews, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and others were not published.

Of course, it will be absurd to demand that US government should publish books on Americans of other faiths. Instead we should question the legitimacy of purpose behind the 'American Muslims' book. Is it published because we want to show that American Muslims are our best citizens? Or because we want to show that in spite of 9/11 wee do not discriminate against Muslims? Or because we want to show that even though 100% of the Islamic world has no genuine democracy (no theocracy can be genuinely democratic), American Muslims live in a great democracy?

The point is that every answer to the question 'why was the book American Muslims published' will lead to an illegitimate answer. And we must oppose it.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)