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Muslims and Islamists

Reader comment on item: Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict
in response to reader comment: Daniel the "intellectual War Lord" of Bush Must reply! Intimidating the West, or Intimidating the Muslim World?

Submitted by Harrak (Canada), Oct 1, 2006 at 22:59

"..Muslims are welcome, Islamists are not.." Dr Pipes

I think it is an interesting and valid point. Muslims who practice Islam for themselves at home and in the Mosques and are loyal to the Passport they carry are more than welcome. Basically, once one choses a country for residance or naturalization, he-she is automatically deemed to have agreed with the values of the society in general, the system and the way of life as well. He or she is automatically deemed to have prefered the new home over other countries.

Islamists are those Muslims that for one reason or the other (nostagia, recruit, ignorance, stress) chose to think in a way that they are in the west to spread the message of Islam (amateur prophets). Not only that, but some chose to impose it by acting as a person that do not consider the community for honest interaction and live in an imaginary getto of extreemists. Others, live in the West and say the west is bad (The eat and curse folks). It is OK to say the west is bad, but when sayying it with the aim to help building and progressing (e.i Tax payers). Sayying that by inactive elements (System frauders) can not be tolerated.

The Quran is the holy book that Most Muslims do not know how to read as most Muslims are not Arab or masters of Arabic language. Most Arabs -nonetheless- are illeterate. In the Quran, the god of Abraham and Moses says to Muhamad in Surat Taqweer:

"..remind (them), you are just to remind (them) you are not to take control of them.."

I can see Muslims as reminders and Islamists as controlers..and that is how I came to agree Dr Pipes` statement..


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