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Islamist vs Militant Islamist

Reader comment on item: War against Radical Islamists

Submitted by Mark Tyler (United States), Jun 16, 2002 at 09:06

The final point discussed with Lou Dobbs and guests is, is there a difference between Islamist, and Radical Islamist.

There may indeed be Islamists who are non-violent in their pursuit of authoritarian Islamic rule, but how can we distinguish between the two, when they make no apparent effort to do so themselves?

What I am doubtful of is that the United States has the military or political courage to address this war in the terms that Lou Dobbs does, and in the end, how can we possibly win the war when we can't even acknowledge the enemy?

Mark Tyler
Bartlett, TN

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