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For civilizations to exist, populations must exist

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Apr 28, 2021 at 07:55

Dear Dr Pipes, I thank DNM for referring me to the ME/Arabic music played by artists of Jewish and Armenian origin. I will surely listen to these multicultural compositions.

DNM probably cited these examples in response to my message about the need for non-Muslim civilizations to resist Islamic imperialism and expansionism. Like DNM, I also hope that ancient civilizations of the ME and the world are resilient and do not perish under devastating Islamic onslaught. But I will not hope against hope.

For civilizations to exist and thrive, you need numbers in populations. When a country becomes 98% Islamic, you might get an artist or two every few years but you cannot get a thriving culture. Burned dust of Bamiyan (spelling?) Buddhas can't make a Buddhist civilization in Afghanistan. Nor can a Yezidi culture be created out of the Yezidi blood shed by ISIS.

Islamic obsession with expansion at all cost, Islamic self-righteousness, and Islamic amalgamation of church and state are not welcome. Freedom loving people must feel duty-bound to resist them.

But, I stand with DNM in applauding the artists who are trying to keep their ethnicity alive in presence of violent persecution.

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