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  • Sharpening Contradictions: Why al-Qaeda attacked Satirists in Paris
    • "For those who require unrelated people to take responsibility for those who claim to be their co-religionists (not a demand ever made of Christians)[....]"

      Is this true? I know it certainly isn't true apropos of demands many Muslims make of Jews. Moreover, inasmuch as there is absolutely nothing intrinsic about being a Muslim, what is wrong with holding an ideology to account for the ideologues who associate with it? Even if the vast majority of French Muslims are peaceful or only quasi-religious, a substantial number within that community have expressed a dangerous religiosity which has resulted in violent, terrorist acts. It is simply a fact that, whatever their individual derangements, in the 21st century the violently deranged seem to have a disproportionate propensity for electing to convey their violence via expression through "Islam." Is it really so gauche to ask other (including nominal) followers of Islam to explain this? Would such a line of questioning actually constitute or create what you call a "pogrom"? Will turning away from such questions-- for fear of further increasing the number of hostile Muslims by having the temerity to raise them--somehow better address a serious problem which clearly already exists?

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