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Militant Islam

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Submitted by Andrea Hyatt (United States), Nov 20, 2002 at 03:05

I agree with you, Dr. Pipes, that the Bush administration is dancing around the use of the term militant Islamic anything. Many of us have been aware of this for a long time. It is as though if they don't say it it will disappear. If G-d forbid our country takes another hit, do you suppose they will blame it on shooters, or killers, evildoers, or whatever inane name they come up with?

I sense a tremendous fear against using the term militant Islam and it makes me wonder why people are afraid to say out exactly what it is. Why are we protecting these people? Do President Bush and the media and others really believe that if we don't call them by thier actual names that they will be nice to us??

Who is this country protecting anyway???

What do you suggest we do to change this attitude??
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