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WHO is the Strategic Enemy in This World-Embracing Conflict?

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Submitted by Ron Thompson (United States), Sep 11, 2007 at 18:52

The undersigned is a resolute Independent who rejects the label of either Liberal or Conservative as those terms are used today. But I do (independently, of course) side with those 'conservatives" who do NOT see a merely "temporary crisis" in Islam.

Put in the broadest terms, even 5 years after 9/11, the West, and especially its leadership (ironically of both the Left and of the Right) are still very far from comprehending that our true strategic opponent is none other than .... Mohammed. It is his words, and personality and actions who are our main enemy. (to talk of Islam as a "death cult" is actually to minimize the extent of the threat of Mohammed's Islam as an ideology and world-encircling system of thought and action)

Mohammed is the model and example and hero of Khomeni and Saddam Hussein, of Ahmadinejad and Hamas and Hezbollah, of bin Laden and Zawahiri, of all the violent men of Islam, secular as well as religious.

Suicide bombing flows logically, if not explicitly, from his words.

This reality, of the long-dead "Prophet" as our actual present-day opponent, strange as it may seem, remains beyond either the imagination or the courage (I'm not entirely sure which, although I believe it's the former) of the people who have the responsibility for the safety of the West and therefore of the world. And of thoe who think about and try to articulate the mortal challenge we are faced with.

Ironically, George Bush and Tony Blair, accused of being war-mongers (and make no mistake, I think their invasion of Iraq was a colossal blunder whose bad consequences are still far from over), have greatly confused the Public Mind, and therefore unintentionally aided the terrorists, by foolishly and irresponsibly saying over and over again that Islam is a "great and peaceful" religion - both of which allegations are simply not true, as anyone can amply verify by reading the relevant passages of Mohammed's Koran.

Ron Thompson

ps the following was obtained from a cite by Daniel Pipes in a mailing a couple of weeks ago.

(From: Himangshu Kishore Chakraborty, M.A., (Cal.), Calcutta Dated 20th July, 1984.
To, The Secretary, Department of Home, Government of West Bengal,
Dear Sir,
Subject: Request for proscription of Koran.
As you may be aware, the Islamic religious book, Koran, also spelt as Quran, said to be a collection of revelations made through the angel Gabriel by the almighty Allah to the Prophet Muhammad, containing numerous sayings, repeated in the book over and over again, which on grounds of religion promote disharmony, feeling of enmity, hatred and ill-will between different religious communities and incite people to commit violence and disturb public tranquility, and though most of the events which had occasioned those sayings have now lost all historical significance, the book is still published in the unabridged form, with persistence, and clearly with the deliberate and malicious intention of outraging or insulting other religions and the religious feelings of other communities in India which is apparent from the fact that all the publishers of the book know very well that the various sayings of the book are offensive in this sense.

Some of these sayings are reproduced for your reference in annexes enclosed to this letter.
As the publication of the book is thus an offence punishable under Sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code, each copy of the book, whether in the original Arabic or in its translation in Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, English or in any other language, is liable, in terms of Section 95 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, to be declared to be forfeited to the Government.
You are, therefore, requested to proscribe the book and, in the interest of the public at large, to do so promptly.
Yours faithfully, Sd/- (Himangshu Kishore Chakraborty) Enclo: As stated above.
Annex A:
Sayings of Koran which Preach Cruelty, Incite Violence and Disturb Public Tranquility
1.. Surah 2: ayat 193.
Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme.
2.. Surah 8: ayat 39.
Make war on them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme.
3.. Surah 2: ayat 216.

Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it. But you may hate a thing although it is good for you, and love a thing although it is bad for you. Allah knows, but you do not.
4.. Surah 9: ayat 41.

Whether unarmed or well-equipped, march on and fight for the cause of Allah, with your wealth and your persons. This will be best for you, if you but knew it,
5.. Surah 9: ayat 123.
Believers! make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Let them find harshness in you.
6.. Surah 66: ayat 9. O Prophet! make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal sternly with them. Hell shall be their home, evil their fate.
7.. Surah 9: ayat 73. O Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites. Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is Hell, a hapless journeys end.
8.. Surah 8: ayat 65. O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there are twenty steadfast men among you, they shall vanquish two hundred; and if there are a hundred, they shall rout a thousand unbelievers, for they are devoid of understanding.
9.. Surah 8: ayat 66. Now bath Allah lightened your burden, for He knoweth that there is weakness in you. So if there be of you a steadfast hundred they shall vanquish two hundred, and if there be of you a thousand steadfast they shall vanquish two thousand by permission of Allah. Allah is with the steadfast.
10.. Surah 47: ayats 4-15. When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield strike off their
heads and when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly. Then grant them their freedom or take ransom from them, until war shall lay down her armour. Thus shall you do. Had Allah willed, He could Himself have punished them (without your help); but He has ordained it thus that He might test you, the one by the other. As for those who are slain in the cause of Allah, He will not allow their works to perish. He will vouchsafe them guidance and p. 2 ennoble their state; He will admit them to the Paradise He has made known to them.
Believers! if you help Allah, Allah will help you and make you strong. But the unbelievers shall be consigned to perdition. He will bring their deeds to nothing. Because they have opposed His revelations, He will frustrate their works? Allah is the protector of the faithful; unbelievers have no protector. Allah will admit those who embrace the true faith to gardens watered by running streams. The unbelievers take their full of pleasure and eat as the beasts eat; but Hell shall be their home. They shall abide in Hell forever and drink scalding water which will tear their bowels.
11.. Surah 8: ayat 12.
I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, maim them in every limb
12.. Surah 69: ayats 30-33.

We shall say, ?Lay hold of him and bind him. Burn him in the fire of Hell, then fasten him with a chain seventy cubits long. For he did not believe in Allah, the Most High.
13.. Surah 8: ayats 15-18.

Believers! when you encounter the armies of the infidels do not turn your backs to them in flight. If anyone on that day turns his back to them, except it be for tactical reasons, or to join another band, he shall incur the wrath of Allah and Hell shall be his home: an evil fate.
It was not you, but Allah, who slew them. It was not you who smote them; Allah smote them so that He might richly reward the faithful. He hears all and knows all. He will surely thwart the designs of the unbelievers.
14.. Surah 25: ayat 52.

Do not yield to the unbelievers, but fight them strenuously with this Koran.
15.. Surah 9: ayat 39.
If you do not fight He will punish you sternly and replace you by other men.
16.. Surah 9: ayat 111.
Allah has purchased of the faithful their lives and worldly goods and in return has promised them the Garden. They will fight for His cause, slay and be slain. Such is the true pledge which He has made them in the Torah, the Gospel and the Koran. And who is more true to His promise than Allah? Rejoice then in the bargain you have made. That is the supreme triumph.
17.. Surah 3: ayats 169-171. You must not think that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, and well provided for by their Lord; pleased with His gifts and rejoicing that those whom they left behind and who have not yet joined them have nothing to fear or to regret; rejoicing in Allah's grace and bounty. Allah will not deny the faithful their reward.
18.. Surah 4: ayat 100.
He that flies his homeland for the cause of Allah shall find numerous places of refuge in the land and great abundance. He that leaves his dwelling to fight for Allah and His apostle and is then overtaken by death, shall be rewarded by Allah. Allah is forgiving and merciful.
19.. Surah 48: ayat 29.

Muhammad is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another? Through them Allah seeks to enrage the unbelievers.
20.. Surah 49: ayat 15.
The true believers are those that have faith in Allah and His apostle and never doubt; and who fight for His cause with their wealth and persons. Such are those whose faith is true.
21.. Surah 2: ayat 154. Do not say that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead; they are alive, although you are not aware of them.
22.. Surah 3: ayats 157-158. If you should die or be slain in the cause of Allah, His forgiveness and His mercy would surely be better than all the riches they amass. If you should die or be slain, before Him you shall all be gathered.
23.. Surah 8: ayats 59-60. Let the unbelievers not think that they will escape Us. They have not the power to do so. Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your disposal, so that you may strike terror into the enemies of Allah and the faithful, and others besides them. All that you give for the cause of Allah shall be repaid you. You shall not be wronged. p. 3
24.. Surah 9: ayats 2-3.
Allah will humble the unbelievers. Allah and His apostle are free from obligation to the idol-worshippers. Proclaim a woeful punishment to the unbelievers.
25.. Surah 9: ayat 29.
Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe neither in Allah nor the Last Day, who do not forbid what Allah and His apostle have forbidden, and do not embrace the true faith, until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued.
26.. Surah 8: ayat 67.
It is not for any Prophet to have captives until he has made slaughter in the land.
27.. Surah 4: ayat 84.
So fight for the cause of Allah. You are accountable for none but yourself. Rouse the faithful; perchance Allah will defeat the unbelievers. He is mightier and more truculent than they.
28.. Surah 29: ayat 6. He that fights for Allah's cause fights for himself.
29.. Surah 29: ayat 69.
Those that fight for Our cause We will surely guide to our paths. Allah is with the righteous.
30.. Surah 61: ayats 9-13.

It is He who has sent His messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, so that He may make it the conqueror of all religions, much as the idol-worshippers may dislike it.
Believers! Shall I point out to you a profitable course that will save you from a woeful scourge? Have faith in Allah and His apostle and fight for His cause with your wealth and your persons. That would be best for you, if you but knew it. He will forgive you your sins and admit you to gardens watered by running streams; He will lodge you in pleasant mansions in the gardens of Eden. That is the supreme triumph.
31.. Surah 9: ayat 36. Allah ordained the months twelve in number when He created the Heavens and the earth. Of these four (Dhi-Qaada, Dhul-Hajja, Muharram and Rajab) are sacred according to the true faith. Therefore do not sin against yourselves by violating them. But you may fight against the idolaters in all these months since they themselves fight against you in all of them. Know that Allah is with the righteous.
32.. Surah 9: ayat 5.
When the sacred months are over slay the idol-worshippers wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and take to prayer and pay the alms-tax, let them go their way. Allah is forgiving and merciful.
33.. Surah 9: ayat 14.
Fight them! Allah will chastise them at your hands, and He will lay them low and give you victory over them, and He will heal the breasts of folk who are believers.
34.. Surah 9: ayats 20-22. Those that have embraced the faith and fled their homes and fought for Allah's cause with their wealth and their persons are held in higher regard by Allah. It is they who shall triumph. Their Lord has promised them joy and mercy, and gardens of eternal pleasures where they shall dwell forever. Allah's reward is great indeed.
35.. Surah 4: ayats 95-96.
The believers who stay at home - apart from those that suffer from a grave impediment - are not equal to those -who fight for the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah has given those that fight with their goods and their persons a higher rank than those who stay at home. He has promised all a good reward: but far richer is the recompense of those who fight for Him: rank of His own bestowal, forgiveness, and mercy. Allah is forgiving and merciful.
36.. Surah 8: ayats 72-74.
Those that have embraced the faith and fled their homes, fought for the cause of Allah with their wealth and their persons; and those that sheltered them and helped them, shall be friends to each other. They are the true believers. They shall receive mercy and generous provision.
37.. Surah 3: ayat 142. Did you suppose that you would enter Paradise before Allah has proved the men who fought for Him and endured with fortitude?
ANNEX B p. 4
Sayings of Koran which Promote, on Grounds of Religion, Feelings of Enmity, Hatred and Ill-Will between different Religious Communities in India
1.. Surah 4: ayat 101.
It is not offence for you to shorten your prayers when travelling the road if you fear that the unbelievers may attack you. The unbelievers are your sworn enemies.
2.. Surah 60: ayat 4. We renounce you (i.e. the idolaters): enmity and hate shall reign between us until you believe in Allah only?
3.. Surah 58: ayat 23. You shall find no believers in Allah and the Last Day on friendly terms with those who oppose Allah and His apostle, even though they be their fathers, their sons, their brothers, or their nearest kindred...
4' . Surah 9: ayat 7. Allah and His apostle repose no trust in idolaters

5.. Surah 8: ayats 13-14. Thus We punished them because they defied Allah and His apostle. He that defies Allah and His apostle shall be sternly punished. We said to them, Feel Our scourge. Hell-fire awaits the unbelievers.
6.. Surah 8: ayat 55.
The basest creatures in the sight of Allah are the faithless who will not believe.
7.. Surah 25: ayat 55. Yet the unbelievers worship idols which can neither help nor harm them. Surely the unbeliever is his Lord's enemy.
8.. Surah 5: ayat 72. He that worships other Gods besides Allah shall be forbidden Paradise and shall be cast into the fire of Hell. None shall help the evil-doers.
9.. Surah 9: ayat 23. Believers! do not befriend your fathers or your brothers if they choose unbelief in preference to faith. Wrong-doers are those that befriend them.
10.. Surah 9: ayat 28' Believers! know that the idolaters are unclean...
11.. Surah 3: ayat 28. Let believers not make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful; he that does this has nothing to hope for from Allah - except in self-defence. Allah admonishes you to fear Him; for to Him you shall all return.
12.. Surah 3: ayat 118.
Believers! do not make friends with any men other than your own people. They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is clear from what they say, but more violent is the hatred which their breasts conceal.
13.. Surah 4 ayat 144.
Believers! do not choose the infidels rather than the faithful for your friends. Would you give Allah a clear proof against yourselves.
14.. Surah 5: ayat 14.
Therefore, We stirred among them (i.e. the Christians) enmity and hatred, which shall endure till the Day of Resurrection, when Allah will declare to them all that they have done.
15.. Surah 5: ayat 64.
That which Allah has revealed to you will surely increase the wickedness and unbelief of many of them (i.e. the Jews). We have stirred among them (i.e. the Jews) enmity and hatred, which will endure till the Day of Resurrection...
16.. Surah 5: ayat 18. The Jews and the Christians say, We are the children of Allah and His loved ones. Say: Why then does He punish you for your sins?
17.. Surah 5: ayat 51. Believers! take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends. They are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship shall become one of their number. Allah does not guide the wrong-doers.
Sayings of Koran which Insult other Religions and also the Religious Beliefs of other Communities in India
1.. Surah 5: ayat 17.
Unbelievers are those who declare: Allah is the Messiah (i.e. Christ), the son of Mary.Say: Who could prevent Allah from destroying the Messiah (i.e. Christ), the son of Mary, together with his mother and all the people of the earth? p. 5
2.. Surah 4: ayat 157 They denied the truth and uttered a monstrous falsehood against Mary. They declared: We have put to death the Messiah Jesus, the son of Mary, the apostle of Allah. They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but they thought they did.
3.. Surah 5: ayats 116-118.
Then Allah will say, Jesus, son of Mary, did you ever say to mankind: Worship me and my mother as Gods beside Allah? Glory to You, he will answer, how could I say that to which I have no right? If I had ever said so, You would have surely known it. You know what is in my mind, but I cannot tell what is in Yours. You alone know what is hidden. I spoke to them of nothing except what You bade me. I said, Serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord. I watched over them whilst living in their midst, and ever since You took me to You, You Yourself have been watching over them. You are the witness of all things. They are Your own bondsmen: it is for You to punish or to forgive them. You are the Mighty, the Wise one.
4.. Surah 98: ayat 6. The unbelievers among the people of the Book (i.e. Christians and Jews) and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures.
5.. Surah 68: ayats 8-13.
Give no heed to the disbelievers: they desire you to overlook their doings that they may overlook yours. Nor yield to the wretch of many oaths, the mischief-making slanderer, the opponent of good, the wicked transgressor, the bully who is of doubtful birth to boot.
6.. Surah 38: ayats 55-57. But doleful shall be the return of the transgressors. They shall bum in the fire of Hell, a dismal resting-place. There let them taste their drink: scalding water, festering blood and other putrid things.
7.. Surah 22: ayats 19-21.
Garments of fire have been prepared for unbelievers. Scalding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed with red iron.
8.. Surah 22: ayats 56-57. Those that have embraced the true faith and done good works shall enter the gardens of delight, but the unbelievers who have denied Our revelations shall receive an ignominious punishment.
9.. Surah 5: ayats 36. As for the unbelievers, if they offered all that the earth contains and as much besides to redeem themselves from the torment of the Day of Resurrection it shall not be accepted from them. Theirs shall be a woeful punishment.

10.. Surah 15: ayats 2.
The day will surely come when the unbelievers will wish that they were Muslims.
11.. Surah 72: ayats 14-15.
Some of us are Muslims and some are wrong-doers. Those that embrace Islam pursue the right path; but those that do wrong (of not embracing Islam) shall become the fuel of fire.
12.. Surah 41: ayat 33. And who speaks better than he who calls others to the service of Allah, does what is right, and says: I am a Muslim.
13.. Surah: 4 ayat 125. And who has a nobler religion than the man who surrenders himself to Allah?
14.. Surah 25: ayats 27-29. On that day the wrong-doer will bite his hands and say, Would that I had walked in the Apostle's path. Oh, would that I had never chosen so-and-so for my companion: It was he that made me disbelieve in Allah's warning after it had reached me. Satan is ever treacherous to man.
15.. Surah 26: ayats 96-99.
By Allah?, they will say to their idols, as they contend with them, we erred indeed when we made you equals with the Lord of the Creation. It was the evil-doers who led us astray'
16.. Surah 3: ayat 85. He that chooses a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him and in the world to come he will be one of the lost.
17.. Surah 8: ayat 38. Tell the unbelievers that if they mend their ways (i.e. embrace Islam) their past shall be forgiven: but if they persist in sin (i.e. idol-worshipping) let them reflect upon the fate of their forefathers.
18.. Surah 31: ayat 13. Luqman admonished his son. My son, he said, p. 6 serve no other God instead of Allah, for idolatry is an abominable sin.
19.. Surah 29: ayats 41-42. The false Gods which the idolaters serve besides Allah may be compared to the spider?s cobweb. Surely, the spider's is the frailest of all dwellings, if they but know it. Allah knows what they invoke besides Him; He is the Mighty, the Wise one.
20.. Surah 37: ayats 22-25. But We shall say: Call the sinners, their wives, and the idols which they worshipped besides Allah and lead them to the path of Hell. Keep them there for questioning - But what has come over you that you cannot help one another?
21.. Surah 37: ayats 26-32. On that day they will all submit to Allah. They will reproach each other, saying: You have imposed upon us. It was you who would not be believers. We had no power over you; you were sinners all. Just is the verdict which our Lord has passed upon us, we shall surely taste His punishment. We misled you, but we ourselves have been misled.
22.. Surah 25: ayats 17-19.
On that day when He assembles them with all their idols, He will say: Was it you who misled My servants, or did they wilfully go astray?? They will answer: Allah forbid that we should choose other guardians besides You. You gave them and their fathers the good things of life, so that they forgot Your warnings and thus incurred destruction. Then to the idolaters Allah will say: Your idols have denied your charges. They cannot avert your doom, nor can they help you. Those of you who have done wrong shall be sternly punished..
23.. Surah 7: ayat 173. Our forefathers were indeed, idolaters; but will You destroy us, their descendants, on account of what the followers of falsehood did?
24.. Surah 21: ayats 66-67. He (Abraham) answered: Would you then worship that, instead of Allah, which can neither help nor harm you Shame on you and on your idols: Have you no sense?
25.. Surah 21: ayats 98-100. You and all your idols shall be the fuel of Hell: therein you shall all go down. Were they true Gods, yours idols would not go there: but in it they shall abide for ever. They shall groan with pain and be bereft of hearing.
26.. Surah 16: ayats 20-21. But the false Gods which infidels invoke create nothing: they are themselves created. They are dead, not living, nor do they know when they will be raised to life.
27.. Surah 6: ayats 22-23. On that day when We gather them all together We shall say to the idolaters: ?Where are your idols now, those whom you supposed to be your Gods?? They will not argue, but will say: ?By Allah, our Lord, we have never worshipped idols.?
28.. Surah 6: ayats 40-41. Say: When Allah?s scourge smites you and the Hour of Doom suddenly overtakes you, will you call on any but Allah to help you? Answer me, if you are men of truth: No, on Him alone you will call; and if He please, He will relieve your affliction. Then you will forget your idols.
29.. Surah 6: ayat 148: The idolaters will say: Had Allah pleased neither we nor our fathers would have served other Gods besides Him.
30.. Surah 2: ayat 221. You shall not wed pagan women, unless they embrace the faith. A believing slave-girl is better than an idolatress, although she may please you. Nor shall you wed idolaters unless they embrace the faith. A believing slave is better than an idolater, although he may please you. These call you to Hell-fire, but Allah calls you, by His will, to paradise and to forgiveness. He makes plain His revelations to mankind, so that they may take heed.
31.. Surah 24: ayat 3. The adulterer may marry only an adulteress or an idolatress; and adulteress may marry only an adulterer or an idolater. True believers are forbidden such marriages


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Crash Course in Islam - Page Torn From Israeli Textbook [227 words]M. ToveySep 17, 2007 23:56109101
More British course on Islam from close quarters [40 words]VijaySep 17, 2007 18:59109076
Swedish hiding course on Islam [298 words]VijaySep 17, 2007 18:55109073
Interesting aspect [66 words]Hari IyerSep 19, 2007 00:14109073
Islamic slaughtering of animals [243 words]DonSep 19, 2007 20:43109073
?? [14 words]AnswerSep 22, 2007 09:12109073
Take Your Head Out Of The Sand [18 words]jennifer solisSep 24, 2007 17:04109073
Here is your answer!!! [39 words]JaladhiSep 25, 2007 16:03109073
Answer [356 words]shaynaSep 25, 2007 16:14109073
The fear of Moslems [171 words]f.shaSep 15, 2007 18:13108939
WHAT? you've GOT to be KIDDING............... [391 words]jennifer solisSep 16, 2007 22:27108939
Misunderstanding [170 words]f.shaSep 17, 2007 20:11108939
Political correctness will take us down!!! [137 words]JaladhiSep 18, 2007 15:11108939
apology to Mr.f.sha [200 words]jennifer solisSep 18, 2007 15:51108939
Allow me to educate you about Islam [312 words]f.shaSep 18, 2007 20:29108939
Thank you, Mr. f.sha [250 words]jennifer solisSep 19, 2007 17:42108939
6Crash Course on Islam - Sitaram Goel and Ram Swarup are Must Read - http://voi.org/books.html [154 words]SinghaSep 14, 2007 13:21108859
India, Pakistan, and Islam [360 words]DonSep 15, 2007 01:16108859
LOL - Pakistan's demand for human rights for Indian Muslims!!! Can't stop laughing!!! [219 words]JaladhiSep 19, 2007 16:33108859
islamism [150 words]asterixSep 22, 2012 00:31108859
FYI [5 words]JSJan 10, 2013 05:27108859
Crash course on Islam. [22 words]DAVID R.GROESBECKSep 14, 2007 09:05108841
Please, continue! [29 words]KSep 14, 2007 17:14108775
Thank you TTS for giving a crash course on Islam and Muslim's motives!!! [126 words]JaladhiSep 15, 2007 16:06108775
2Open your eyes [188 words]Non-muslim minorityJan 31, 2012 21:12108775
IT MIGHT TAKE TWO [81 words]leo solomonSep 13, 2007 03:39108747
Rafasanjani and AhamadiNejads comments [69 words]KamranSep 13, 2007 16:33108747
Ahmadinijad issues threats to annihilate Israel on a daily basis!!! [114 words]JaladhiSep 14, 2007 12:04108747
What a relief... [126 words]donvanSep 14, 2007 12:53108747
Ahmadinijad issues threats to annihilate Israel on a daily basis!!! [58 words]KamranSep 19, 2007 23:32108747
Iran had prepared a plan to attack Israel [113 words]KamranSep 19, 2007 23:42108747
evidently not... [82 words]donvanSep 21, 2007 10:28108747
Defender of Ahmadinejad!!! [164 words]JaladhiSep 25, 2007 10:22108747
Who is defending AhmadiNejad [194 words]KamranSep 26, 2007 17:00108747
Ahmadinejad and his Imam calling for wiping out Israel!!! [163 words]JaladhiSep 26, 2007 20:40108747
Ahmadinejad Indoctrination [20 words]jennifer solisSep 29, 2007 16:15108747
WHICH PLANET DO YOU LIVE IN ,KAMRAN? [103 words]zari namdarSep 30, 2007 04:11108747
Ahmadinejads statements [57 words]KamranSep 30, 2007 22:52108747
Ahmadinejad Indoctrination [99 words]KamranSep 30, 2007 23:12108747
Are you serious, Kamran? - [110 words]jennifer solisOct 1, 2007 17:42108747
Rational Discourse? [267 words]jennifer solisOct 1, 2007 18:45108747
Anitsemetic statements [215 words]kamranOct 9, 2007 08:06108747
Winning the "War" [136 words]Rory WardSep 13, 2007 02:50108743
Got Rights?-Yes [1270 words]gary fouseSep 12, 2007 16:35108696
Well Said! [440 words]Sofa SogoodSep 13, 2007 10:31108696
Got Rights?-Yes [99 words]gary fouseSep 13, 2007 19:14108696
Can you hear the applause [14 words]John G. Spethman MDSep 14, 2007 11:16108696
Gary - What would they do if they knew? [187 words]Sofa SogoodSep 15, 2007 10:18108696
Got Rights? Thank you Sofa, [328 words]gary fouseSep 15, 2007 17:22108696
To Publicize or Not to Publicize [323 words]Sofa SogoodSep 17, 2007 05:19108696
Can the world win the war agianst the momins? [236 words]VinodguptSep 19, 2007 11:49108696
Strange Times are Ahead [436 words]Sofa SogoodSep 23, 2007 10:44108696
The Struggle for Unity Will Not Be Pretty [312 words]JoeSep 12, 2007 14:56108675
The problem is the Quran [305 words]Roger E. NasiffSep 12, 2007 14:20108670
Check and Balance [194 words]Aamir Ali AnsariSep 12, 2007 14:18108669
to Aamir Ali: Islam's image is Islam's creation and the solution lies in Islam. [1646 words]PlatoSep 14, 2007 04:02108669
exposure [199 words]jennifer solisSep 16, 2007 00:05108669
a humble request to Plato. [28 words]Omar KaziSep 17, 2007 12:29108669
To Jennifer: Thanks. Reading what is taught in Pakistani and Saudi schools is enlightening [153 words]PlatoSep 17, 2007 21:45108669
2To Omar Kazi: Why don't I become a Muslim? Read the Koran (113:2, 2:253) [175 words]PlatoSep 17, 2007 22:09108669
1true Islam? what is really true Islam? [77 words]dhimmi no moreSep 19, 2007 16:44108669
1But it is all about Islam our dear Aamir [174 words]dhimmi no moreSep 20, 2007 07:15108669
1Our dear Omar Qazi al-tablighee [133 words]dhimmi no moreSep 21, 2007 17:15108669
TO AAMIR ALI ANSARI :THE FOUNDER OF ISLAM [236 words]zari namdarOct 2, 2007 01:49108669
Bone Chilling recollection [127 words]KurtSep 12, 2007 13:32108667
Ali Sina's website hacked by Islamists [43 words]UsKannaSep 12, 2007 12:18108663
Thank You Uskanna about www.faithfreedom.org [24 words]YnnatchkahSep 12, 2007 16:34108663
implosion of Islam [81 words]RezaApr 9, 2008 07:18108663
So much I hope, Reza [60 words]YnnatchkahApr 10, 2008 02:35108663
LIBERAL INFLUENCE [59 words]leo solomonSep 12, 2007 12:15108662
A reason to be optimistic [273 words]GautieriSep 12, 2007 10:38108658
Islam is the problem [70 words]Mike BusaccaSep 12, 2007 10:09108656
Islam is not the problem.... [65 words]donvanSep 13, 2007 10:04108656
Murder as Motivation [230 words]jennifer solisSep 14, 2007 14:16108656
True.... [231 words]donvanSep 14, 2007 16:34108656
instruction vs. derangement [442 words]jennifer solisSep 15, 2007 18:32108656
I hear you, [121 words]DONVANSep 17, 2007 15:26108656
"catch-up time" [652 words]Lactantius JrSep 12, 2007 09:10108654
"Islam" and "islamism", a view from Europe [1275 words]Fran├žois EiffelSep 12, 2007 09:06108653
Crash Course - Consequences of History Lessons Not Learned. [505 words]M. ToveySep 13, 2007 13:21108653
Hatred only brings hatred [551 words]Joe ChristianSep 12, 2007 08:46108649
"Be ye therefore doers of the Word and not hearers only." [517 words]Lactantius Jr.Sep 13, 2007 05:19108649
Nice try, Joe Christian [269 words]DonSep 13, 2007 07:55108649
Educated and Rich Muslims are the worst Jihadis!!! [184 words]JaladhiSep 13, 2007 21:43108649
Com'on Joe ... [18 words]OliverOct 30, 2007 23:08108649
I partially agree with Dr. Pipes' statement: [329 words]YnnatchkahSep 12, 2007 01:54108625
Learning From New [26 words]Howlin FreedomSep 11, 2007 22:51108614
Islam - Fragmented Ideology [109 words]VictoriaSep 11, 2007 22:29108611
LEFT - RIGHT - CENTER...A THREAT IS A THREAT [215 words]Martin SchwartzSep 11, 2007 20:27108607
Ameica's Crash Course on Islam [181 words]Donald W. BalesSep 11, 2007 20:00108604
WHO is the Strategic Enemy in This World-Embracing Conflict? [4375 words]Ron ThompsonSep 11, 2007 18:52108592
terror is just part of a strategy to achieve world hegemony [307 words]sheik yer'mamiSep 11, 2007 18:47108590
Thank you [74 words]David W. LincolnSep 11, 2007 18:01108580
Loved what Salim Mansur put... [15 words]YnnatchkahSep 11, 2007 16:58108571
There is thinking, and there is also THINKING... [705 words]Jascha KesslerSep 11, 2007 16:29108564
Understanding the enemy... [190 words]J.S.Sep 11, 2007 15:59108562
Who is the enemy? [193 words]rickSep 11, 2007 17:53108562
The "problem" is not just about "the violence" of radical Islam [254 words]J.S.Sep 12, 2007 16:37108562
Renaming the "war on terror" [53 words]Jewish SurvivalSep 11, 2007 15:52108561
Something else [122 words]David W. LincolnSep 12, 2007 17:33108561
1Political correctness to describe Islam and Muslims will be our downfall!! [185 words]JaladhiSep 11, 2007 15:52108560
Political correctness to describe Islam and Muslams will be our down fall. [63 words]VictoriaSep 11, 2007 22:49108560
President Bush Deceived By Islam [271 words]clarence paul puckettSep 12, 2007 01:39108560
To Jaladhi : [52 words]DeeSep 12, 2007 01:49108560
On the nail! [101 words]SadhasivSep 12, 2007 10:25108560
Quo bono [220 words]DONVANSep 11, 2007 15:15108555
Misunderstanding Islam as the cause of the terrorism [498 words]Rachel Garber, PhiladelphiaSep 11, 2007 15:15108554
Darfur [18 words]Concerned EuropeanSep 12, 2007 04:04108554
September 11th Is Why We Need Websites Such As Daniel Pipes [80 words]AnneMSep 11, 2007 15:13108553
The Chimera of "Winning" a War on Terrorism [567 words]MarciSep 11, 2007 15:10108552
Marci's Naivete [576 words]Mel LarawaySep 11, 2007 19:53108552
reformation [75 words]obilicSep 11, 2007 15:04108551
The reformation myth. [256 words]MontySep 12, 2007 06:18108551
It happened already [51 words]MarkSep 12, 2007 15:42108551
War on Terrorism [469 words]RickSep 11, 2007 14:48108547
Destroy the Radical Islamic Deathberg [499 words]Bill NarveySep 11, 2007 14:42108545
Radical Islam... [127 words]DONVANSep 12, 2007 15:03108545
1SAVE MUSLIMS AND THE WORLD FROM ISLAM [216 words]MarkJul 8, 2013 04:04108545
War on terror after 6 years. [309 words]janusz KowalikSep 11, 2007 14:27108544
learning about islam [166 words]G.VishvasSep 11, 2007 13:51108542
Eric Yoffe can be a little too considerate [198 words]Ken BesigSep 11, 2007 13:39108541
The truth about Islam [125 words]DelcambreSep 12, 2007 03:38108541
Too optimistic a statement [250 words]steveSep 11, 2007 13:35108539
1"Islam is an irredeemable death cult" [200 words]JaladhiSep 11, 2007 13:33108538
AN OFFER OF PEACE TO OSAMA BIN LADEN [356 words]Geno M.Sep 11, 2007 17:46108538
A different path [149 words]David W. LincolnSep 12, 2007 17:51108538
Rhetorical Backbone [302 words]Ron ThompsonSep 12, 2007 18:24108538
May be our leaders should remember - "what is good for the goose..." [238 words]JaladhiSep 13, 2007 14:09108538
Much needed response [151 words]Imam Ahmed Syeed Ali MuhammedMar 27, 2008 16:34108538
Self-Education on Islamism [206 words]Kat O'LearySep 11, 2007 13:04108537
absolutely [167 words]donvanSep 11, 2007 15:33108537
Faster, please... [95 words]MontySep 11, 2007 16:34108537
So true, Kat [232 words]DonSep 13, 2007 08:27108537
don watch out in Lahore [22 words]Omar KaziSep 17, 2007 12:38108537
Fine in Lahore...I think [352 words]DonSep 21, 2007 10:19108537
ISLAM [92 words]JohnnyOct 3, 2007 22:09108537

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