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Submitted by tomWright (United States), Aug 27, 2006 at 16:00

How do you reconcile stating that requiring special identifying badges is "llegal, immoral, impractical, and inefficient" with your call for "having them electronically tagged" ?

While I realize that the post linked to specifies the potential abuses, few will follow the link and just assume you are merely trying to advance the technologically modern version of a yellow star for islamists, while at the same time condemning the old version. So I ask with the intention of clearing up what you intend to say.

I proposed something similar to this a while ago in another forum and was accused of advocating genocide. This was in an atheist forum yet. of all places to find islamist defenders, that was perhaps the last place I expected.

Those that adhere to an ideology that demands your destruction need to be refused entry to your country. Just as someone that threatens your family can be barred from your home.

Those already here should be forced to leave. Those that have gained citizenship through false means should be stripped of that citizenship and expelled. Those that can not be, need to be monitored just as we do to violent hate groups like the KKK, Aryan Nations, Church of the Creator and Nation of Islam.

Just as with those groups, most members are, at worst, harmless nutcases. It is the support that these ideologies and groups give to those that are not harmless, (E.G.: Buford Furrow, Timothy McVeigh), is why the groups need to be watched.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I advocate electronic tagging for Islamists, not for Muslims. There's a big difference.

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