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Submitted by Bill Hadney (United States), Feb 25, 2003 at 18:15

The key words for me in Daniel's article are these: "Their arrests reveal to what extent Middle East studies is a field that serves as an extension of the region's radicalism. (Other defendants teach computer engineering, manage a medical clinic, own a small business and serve as imam in a mosque.)"

That is a very ominous fact, no doubt. But it is also true that many others in academia, as well as those making a living in the (endeavors) above, do not engage in radical Islamist activities and do not provide funds to organizations that do.

The question then is, "When will the vast, and currently silent, majority of Americans, who, like you and I, are plugging away making a living in peace with those around us, begin to understand and condemn with loud voices those devils in our midst?"

How do we engage the 40 million Americans watching "Joe Millionaire" in the struggle against the other Sami Al Arians and their minions?

To remain ignorant or silent is to support Islamist terrorism worldwide.

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