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How To Resist The Nonviolent Invasion

Reader comment on item: The Danger Within: Militant Islam in America [and Its Dreams of Domination]

Submitted by CitizenWarrior.com (United States), Sep 4, 2007 at 21:48

American Muslims are ever mindful of the importance of winning new adherents. And over two thirds of converts were influenced by someone they knew.

Sounds like Amway in its heyday. And what happened to Amway? While they still operate, they've had to change their tactics because most Americans, once they knew what was happening, learned to successfully resist. Now they will never mention the name "Amway," and still most people have learned to resist their new approach.

It would not be very difficult to resist Islam, either, if we knew about it. The problem at the moment is most people will resist knowing about it for three good reasons:

1. Terrorism as a topic is ugly and upsetting

2. Americans automatically assume Islam is like other religions, so it seems unfair to them for a religion to get picked on. They'll either argue against you (even when -- or especially when -- they know nothing about Islam) or they'll start telling you how bad Christianity is.


Getting past these barriers is vital. Those of us who now know about the nature of Islam and its ultimate goals are responsible for alerting the rest of our teammates (fellow Americans). This is a serious threat, and it requires some skill to get past those two barriers, but it must be done, and it must be done by you and me. The mainstream media will not do it.

If you don't feel you're very good at changing another's opinion, you can become better at it. A good resource is Influence Your Friends. It is specifically about changing your friends' opinions about Islam.

The war on terrorism is partly a war of ideas, and in that war, YOU, the citizen, are on the front lines, and your efforts will be the decisive factor.

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