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They don't care that you care that it's harming them

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]

Submitted by Tom P (United States), Feb 16, 2006 at 01:34

With all due respect to Dr. Pipes, I disagree. The radical Islamist leaders don't want to disengage from the West. They probably do want to isolate their populations to keep them from a free flow of information, to keep them in ignorance, but they are definitely interested in the rest of the world.

Fundamentalist Islam is expansionist and that means bringing territory and peoples under their control. They want to destroy all resistance to their vision of Islamic world domination and bring the rest into submission. This is a war.

The boycotting of Denmark is not a disengagement, but more of an engagement in a form of combat. They are trying to isolate and bully a small Western state, to intimidate them and wear them down. The cartoons are just a flimsy excuse, (a deception which our main stream media seems to be buying into.) They are demonstrating their power to incite the Muslim populations to violence against various Western targets, to produce death threats against individuals and in this case and entire country.

This is another facet of the war they are waging against us. We must support Denmark however we can. Personally, I like Danish butter cookies.
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