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Muslim Forthrightness

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Submitted by Bayers (United States), Mar 25, 2003 at 15:19

The absence of forthrightness from American Muslims, not native prejudice issuing from other Americans with different beliefs, is the prime cause of suspicion. Appropos of this, wouldn't it be a good thing if Mr. Pipes were to publish (please!) the correct statistics on anti-Muslim harrassment and "violence" here in America. I personally believe there to be very nearly next to no violence. Are there statistics on this, broken down as to petty vandalism, verbal harassment, physical violence, etc? Do us a favor and deliver us the numbers.

Furthermore, as most Americans are constantly bombarded with the false statistic that there are 6.5 million American Muslims or Muslims of all nationalities here in the United States, please give us those earlier statistics again, presented (weren't they?) by N.Y.U. and the Univ. of Chicago, to wit, that there are only 1.9 or was it 2.9 million?

Thank you.
R. Bayers

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Daniel Pipes replies:

On the first, statistics are just not reliable enough.

On the second, see http://www.danielpipes.org/article/76.


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