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Ben van Dijk's thesis is right but conclusion may not be entirely true

Reader comment on item: Middle East Migrants: Stay in Your Culture Zone
in response to reader comment: Religious intolerance is an islamic duty

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Oct 5, 2021 at 14:34

Dear Dr Pipes, Your reader Ben van Dijk from the Netherlands is quite correct that intolerance for things deemed non-Islamic is more or less a religious duty for Muslims. There is enough evidence for this thesis. But based on this thesis Ben van Dijk goes on to conclude that Muslims want to migrate to the West due to thesis. This conclusion may not be right. It is quite possibles that Muslims who migrate to the West and the Muslims who are left behind in the Islamic homelands may be following the same ideology and may have identical goals: take Islam to every door in the world. Those who do not know Western languages and are not so well off, stay home. Those who are rich and more qualified and enterprising, become refugees. The goal of each is to grab the world for Islam.


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