Pipes: keep out thought, not action

On the subject of windbags, Daniel Pipes crows about Tariq Ramadan giving up his professorship at Notre Dame University, after the US revoked his visa for reasons unknown (no doubt, behind-the-scenes pressure). Even more revealing is the last paragraph:

That said, it is not a perfect victory, for it depended on Ramadan’s connections to terrorism; in the future, I hope that being an Islamist will in of itself – without necessarily having ties to violence – be grounds for keeping aliens out of the United States, much as being a communist was grounds for exclusion in an earlier era. (December 14, 2004)

So, merely having opinions (which, I suspect, all Muslims have) which offend sections of the majority community is enough to keep you out, not actually fighting for them, or being willing to.

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