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Reader comment on item: A Million Moderate Muslims on the March
in response to reader comment: Busybodies

Submitted by Pat (United States), May 14, 2007 at 11:10

"There are moderate Moslems out there, and Dr Pipes is quite correct in his estimation that we must make it easier for them to rebel against the cloying primitive violence and intolerance. We need to engage these and encourage an Islamic 'Age of Reason'. "

Wasn't this the idea behind setting up Western universities in the Middle East and encouraging the moderates to seek education in both Europe and the US as well as in cities like Cairo and Beirut?

Wasn't it also to be one of many benefits of Muslim immigration? They would learn what life is like in a free society and see others accommodating one another and it would have a moderating effect on them. Their children would have the advantage of growing up in a free society, further moderating their Islamic beliefs. Instead the children are worse than their parents.

Neither plan worked. What have we gotten except better-trained terrorists and highly skilled propagandists?

We can't make it easier for them to rebel. We don't have the power.


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