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Communication Theory? Psychology? Or Simply CAIR?

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Feb 9, 2022 at 00:58

Dear Dr. Daniel Pipes,

I just finished reading this Blog with much interest and curiosity. And it has caused me to ask you the questions which I did not find answered.

In this "struggle" against "terrorism" (I'm being diplomatic at least) there is a Policy of not identifying the terror perpetrators as Muslims or believers in Islam.

Now any of your readers knows that a Muslim is essentially someone who believes that" THERE IS NO GOG BUT GOD AND MUHAMMAD IS HIS MESSENGER. Accordingly, committing a crime, of terrorism, or some other crime, does not in itself strip that person of his or her status as a Believer.

So what is the source of the this Policy - not to call a spade a spade? Is it some "scientific" "Communication Theory" understanding as to effectiveness in defeating Terrorism? The Collegiate major in Communication did not exist when you and I were undergraduates I know - certainly not in Harvard, where you were enrolled.

Or is this Policy the consequence of some Psychological (or Sociological) informed clinical opinion?

Finally, is CAIR - the Council on American Islamic Relations - behind this Policy? And is it based on the desire to avoid ISLAMOPHOBIA?

Submitting....

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