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RE: No American Muslim Terrorists?

Reader comment on item: No American Muslim Terrorists? [A Reply to Spencer Ackerman]

Submitted by JOverton (United States), Dec 12, 2005 at 16:36

Dr. Pipes,

With all due respect, why discuss the issue of terrorist influence in America or seek to rebut some one else who is minimalizing it or trivializing it or both, and (a) not bring up the number and percentage of the total number of mosques funded by the Saudi and dominated by the Wah'habist theological community, and (b) why not bring up the highly likely problem of indirect support - - money, housing, clothing, introductions, banking, "other supplies," etc. - and forms of jihad that are not only specifically identified in the Quoran but specifically identified as legitimate forms of jihad? The apparently peaceful can in fact be doing all kinds of non-combatant and non-suicidal support, and sometimes are. The FBI is not interested in genuine seekers of peace or innocent but ethnically related bystanders near as much as these spiritual fellow travelers who opt for the other forms of jihad.

The American public thinks this problem is not serious within our borders because it does not have a whole picture, and one that links all the tendrils of the struggle together as they merit and should be.


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