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the radical Muslims are in the majority.

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Submitted by Lou Goldberg (United States), Aug 23, 2006 at 13:44

Dear Dr. Pipes,

You claim that only a small percentage of Muslims are Islamists and all Muslims should not be penalized for the actions of a minority. If what you say is true, then why have we not seen any of the following: .1. Moderate Muslim clerics or their followers issuing a fatwa declaring Bin Laden, Hassan Nasrallah or any other radical Imam excommunicated? 2. why have there not been any calls by the Moderate Muslims for a reform of Islam by reforming the Islamic religious literature?

If your answer is fear of the radicals, then I must ask why the moderate majority has to be so fearful of only a very small minority? The notion of a tolerant Islamic majority is nothing but the ploy of taqiya and kitman.

Thank you for your attention.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I argue that only a relatively small percentage of Muslims are Islamists in the sense of wanting to live under Islamic law, but that far larger numbers are politically sympathetic to them. For estimates of these percentages, see "Who Is the Enemy? "

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