- Feb 2, 2010
- Reaction score
- Granada, España
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Left
Yes.Very nice but that wasn't really my question. Do we have to combat islamic extremism?
No, I don't understand your point. Of course every person is a potential islamist, just as every person is a potential Nazi, Commie, Republican, whatever. Not all observant Moslems are likely to join the Islamist or Wahhabist factions, the ones that plan and execute terrorist attacks. Not all Christians are going to join the WBC, the Lord's Resistance Army or the abortion clinic bombers. Some people are drawn to extremism, others not.Every person is a potentiaI islamist.. relativism always works. What is moderate Islam other then a term we invented to separate muslim extremists, and even then you could argue that one extremist differs from the other.
It's all in the eye of the beholder. I wouldn't dream of wasting your time by suggesting that dangerous, unreliable people like George Galloway couldn't make a true statement. Pipes 'article' consists for 90% out of quotes, the only opinion it contains is about the quality of Fallaci's work.
I'm sure George Galloway may have made a true statement at some point, but I wouldn't expect you to accord that true statement much credibility given the entirety of his actions and statements. All liars and demagogues can make truthful, even insightful statements. That doesn't stop them from being liars and demagogues.