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No Middle Ground

Reader comment on item: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism

Submitted by Marie Cleland (New Zealand), Feb 7, 2006 at 15:28

I am so tired of everyone's clever arguments. At first I thought it was wrong for the cartoons to be published, and then I wavered because I agree with Pipes that we must insist on our freedom.

I must be amongst many who feel caught in the middle, realizing the absolute necessity for freedom and yet regretting the bad feeling ,put mildly, stirred up between the Islamists and the West. But there can be no 'middle ground' and the further along we go the more obvious it will become that individuals and nations will have to put their hand up for one side or the other.

What will the sides be? I believe it will come down to those for or against the nation of Israel, and there will be no luxury of wavering in the middle .

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