O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

quinta-feira, novembro 27, 2003

Daniel Pipes

Um artigo da FrontPage magazine discorre sobre o novo livro de Daniel Pipes.

"Miniatures" is a collection of Pipes' columns from many venues, published in recent years. They fall into four parts, dealing with the war on terrorism, Islam and Muslims, the Arab-Israeli and other conflicts and options for American policy.

In his introduction, the author reaffirms his essential thesis that has held true throughout his career: "Today's international crisis concerns not Islam the religion but militant Islam the ideology."

Among the "happy implications" he derives from this principle are that moderate Muslims had a vital role in the struggle to defend their religion from extremism, and that radicalism in Islam, as in other global fields of endeavor, may be defeated and marginalized.

Indeed, most of his foes would doubtless refuse to recognize his authorship of so commonsensical a statement as this: "If Islam is the problem, there is no possible strategy for winning . . . Insisting on Islam as the enemy means a permanent clash of civilization that cannot be won."

posted by Miguel Noronha 8:50 da manhã

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