Western World Divided over Islam

by Infidelesto on July 7, 2007 · View Comments

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D. Pipes new column at FrontPageMag outlines the West’s divide over Islam:

Take the key question of which Muslims are on the enemy’s side and which on ours. With exceptions, the Right shuns non-violent Islamists, while the Left welcomes them as friends. Conservatives accept as moderates only those Muslims who actively oppose the Islamist goal of imposing the Shari‘a (Islamic law) worldwide; just because Muslim organizations or individuals denounce terrorism or work through the system does not make them, in their view, either moderate or mainstream, nor a suitable partner for government, media, or the academy.

I love this…Pipes compares “muslim moderates” to law abiding French Stalin Communists of the 20th century.

Some examples of the Right/Left divide: New York mayor Rudy Giuliani spurned a check from Saudi businessman Al-Waleed bin Talal while London mayor Ken Livingstone literally hugged Islamist thinker Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Republican Fred Thompson condemns the Council on American-Islamic Relations for often seeming “to be more aligned with our enemies than us,” while Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi congenially met with the group.

But then, exceptions pop up: Robert Leiken of the Nixon Center encourages negotiations with the Muslim Brethren, while Senator Barbara Boxer, a Democrat, rescinded an award to CAIR.

Pipes compares non-violent “moderate Muslims” to French Communists who used democracy to achieve Stalin’s totalitarian ambitions.

I am active on the conservative side in this debate and have even drafted a list of questions to help distinguish moderates from extremists. I compare non-violent Islamists to French Communists, who worked through the democratic system to achieve Stalin’s totalitarian goals.

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  • Para Trooper

    They don’t call it “Eurabia” for nothing…as for Pelosi, she needs a reality check. Put her on a plane to Kabul, get some hadji to “own” her, and I know she will love that burqa, the animalistic treatment of women, then bring her back to the US after a year and ask her if she will meet with that group again. LOL!!! I ain’t got NO problem. I know which way the wind blows, and I do my job with great pleasure. Sky-1st BCT, 101st Airborne

  • Rudy

    Pelosi, Harry Reid and John Murtha are all traitors and should be charged with treason, according to Articl III, Section 3 of our United States Constitution. And treason during time of war is punishable by death. But instead of firing squad or lethal injection, deport them to Syria. Or Iran.

    Europe may very well be as screwed now as they were when they bent over for the Nazi’s. But once again the United States will come in and clean the mess. And then they will hate us for being arrogant war mongers.

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