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re: Buchanan's Israel Bashing

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Submitted by Khaldoun Khelil (United States), Apr 28, 2003 at 19:06

I don't see why Mr. Pipes' rational analysis on the course Muslims must choose for Islam should inherently predispose him to a pro-Israeli/Sharon stance. Mr. Buchanan's off hand comment was not without credence and Mr. Pipes didn't seem to have the time to fight an uphill battle championing the cause of "Sharon the dove". All religions have their share of extremists, this is usually indicative of their social and economic standings... the Muslim world happens to be stagnant and under-empowered and therefore has a greater frequency of extremists.... but I digress.

Mr. Sharon longs for peace in the same way that Mr. Arafat longs for peace, they both long for peace on their terms only.. neither man wants the other as a neighbor. Calling either one a man of peace would be like calling Mr. Buchanan a liberal.

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