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I couldn't disagree more with Mr. Pipes on this.

Reader comment on item: Bolstering Moderate Muslims

Submitted by Morton Doodslag (United States), Apr 25, 2007 at 22:51

"the American government and other powerful institutions should give priority to locating, meeting with, funding, forwarding, empowering, and celebrating those brave Muslims who, at personal risk, stand up and confront the totalitarians."

Aside from the obvious problems with this direct violation of the establishment clause in the U.S. Constitution -- I can't think of a more horrific morasse than involving the U.S. Government, and other "powerful instututions" in the inevitable civil war brewing within Islam. Rather than helping Muslims who have no hope of winning in this looming catastrophe, we should be doing everything in our power to neutralize the threat they ALL pose to our own hard won freedoms and laws. I couldn't disagree with Mr. Pipes more on this subject.

It is the ...notion that it's somehow our job to fix this unfixable monstrosity of Islam. We must first identify Islam as the Doctrine of War which it is -- then we must outlaw its practice in America. Then the slow-motion Jihad, the one which strives to see more mosques being built, more recruitment of Jihadis, more Muslim immigration to our shores, more "Islamic Community Centers", and more fighters for the spread of more Islam will be halted and reversed.

Most of the real mortal threat Muslims pose against the West would be neutralized. If Muslims insist on contining to threaten us with mass destruction from afar, they would run the risk of the very destruction of Islam by massive retaliation. Mr. Pipes -- this ....muddies the waters of understanding. Please re-evaluate your position on this -- you propose a fatal misadventure with this position.


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