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Islamism has not been deterred

Reader comment on item: Nike and 9/11

Submitted by Pat (United States), Sep 12, 2006 at 16:38

Eighteen months after 9/11, on the eve of the Iraq war, a Muslim Students Association in New York heard the following words from a twenty-three year old Pakistani who had been in the US for two decades:

"We reject the U.N., reject America, reject all law and order. Don't lobby Congress or protest because we don't recognize Congress! The only relationship you should have with America is to topple it!"

Before 9/11 such voices might have been muted. Today they are louder than ever and they have an American audience, not a Middle Eastern one. Osama bin Laden doesn't have to issue a tape for them to hear his message. Now it's a question of when, not if, Sharia law will be allowed in Muslim communities.

Most criticism comes from non-Muslims and only draws heated reactions from CAIR and its ilk. If American Muslims won't oppose the Islamists, then why shouldn't the rest of us expect that within a decade American Muslims will join them?

If anything, the Islamist movement has been strengthened by 9/11.



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