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Submitted by Gil B (United States), Oct 11, 2005 at 21:10

I disagree with your comment that the Islamists began their war against the U.S. in 1979. One could argue that the war begar in the 1880s with the war against the Barbary Pirates.

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Gil
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The Barbary pirates were Muslims, hardly Islamists.

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