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Reader comment on item: [The Canadian Islamic Congress:] An Islamist Apology

Submitted by Peter J. Herz (United States), Jul 20, 2005 at 12:35

Good for you, Dr. Pipes. But I also doubt the sincerity of the apology.

Then again, with all the attempts to censor political speech under "hate speech" laws and similar rubrics, we're probably headed for an era of pervasive bad faith, cynicism, and insincerity on all sides.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

When a public apology and retraction are issued, the key issue is not the feelings of the party apologizing but the political and legal implications. The importance of this episode is to not to change the Islamists' outlook but to limit what they can say.


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