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Sadly, Dr. Pipes is Right

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

Submitted by Farid Y. (United States), Oct 31, 2002 at 21:25

I am an Iranian who not long ago moved to the United States.

I should say regarding Islam, whatever Mr. Pipes mentions is true. As a witness of growing Islamic fundamentalism in my homeland I should say that sadly Islam is turning to a very dangerous ideology. I can assure you that most but not all religious people in my countyy, Iran, have one thing in common, which is hatred of the WEST. These people are not a members of Nation of Islam, Al Qaida or any other terrorist cells but they are ordinary citizens whose hearts and minds have been poisoned by Moslem clerics' hateful sermons.

However, I should mention that not all Iranians are holding such views regarding America. There are many people living in Iran who are ashamed of calling themselves Moslem for what Moslems are doing. The threat of Islamic Fundamentalists is imminent and we should be ready to fight against them to preserve the greatest democracy on the face of the earth (United States of America).

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