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A Good Rebuttal to Ackerman

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

Submitted by David Jacob (United States), Dec 12, 2005 at 17:07

Thanks for this rebuttal to Ackerman's article in TNR, which I had read previously and was admittedly seduced by his sophistry.

Dr. Pipes you've got it right with one salient statement, which I quote, "...the differences between U.S. and European Muslims have less to do with their respective social virtues than with their Muslim populations. America's Muslims tend to be engineers and doctors; Europe's tend to be factory hands and street sweepers.

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