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Reader comment on item: [Beltway Snipers]: Converts to Violence?

Submitted by Merl Francis Kimmel (United States), Oct 25, 2002 at 13:41

Dear Dr. Pipes:

Just read your interesting article, "Converts to Violence," and felt compelled to write to indicate one area where I differ with you. You wrote in your article that "...there is nothing inherently antagonistic between the faith of Islam and good American citizenship." I disagree. Islam demands that devout Muslims desire that Islamic law (Sharia) eventually replace all other constitutions and legal systems across the earth. Therefore, as a good Muslim one must want to have the US Constitution, and laws passed pursuant thereto, eventually replaced by religious law. A good American would never want to have the Constitution replaced by Islamic religious law or any religious law. This is one of many reasons why I do not look favorably upon more Muslims immigrating to the United States. Even so-called "mainstream" Islam is a blueprint for Sharia to become the universal law of the earth. Surely you know this.

I want you to know that I appreciate your many efforts to alert Americans to the danger of militant Islam, but Islam in general is not good for America, freedom, progress, women, Jeffersonian separation of church and state and democracy.

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