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What is the difference between Islam and Militant Islam ?

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Submitted by Yael Amishav Medved (Israel), Aug 30, 2003 at 21:23

Dear Daniel Pipes,

We have met a few times over the years and I have sent you my comments on various occasions. I will take the liberty to express myself with the verve and rage of Oriana Falacci. I would very much appreciate a reply to this one.

. ...Repeating ...that "militant Islam is the problem and that moderate Islam is the solution" is ...the very epitomy of the "Treason of the Pseudo-Intellectuals". It spells the twilight of Western Civilization.
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There is no more difference between plain old Islam and Militant Islam than there was between the Nazi movement and the S.S. in Hitler's Germany. There are many analogies to be made between Nazism and Islam. The main difference is that Nazi ideology took hold of the Germanic peoples (no more than some eighty million in all) for some fifteen years and was grafted on a people who had already known centuries of civil society. It was possible to defeat Germany by war and eradicate Nazism from Germany to a large extent.

The Islamist Plague as propagated by the Arabs, is a far more dangerous phenomenon. In the fifteen centuries since its conception as a rallying cry for the waring nomadic tribes of the Arabian peninsula, Islam has conquered vast territories and subjugated all before it. By population swamping and the sword it has destroyed all vestiges of previous civilisations. It has brought in its wake despotism and destitution.

Islam's main point of reference is the Koran which explicitly commands world domination by war. Dar es Salam and Dar es Harb. ....Islamism is a totalitarian global political ideology, belief system, phylosophy, culture of one and a half billion people and it has been their only point of reference and their collective unconscious for some fifteen hundred years. For Moslems, the infidel is the mortal enemy . Even when Islam is subjugated, from its bowels will always surge, the old primitive, tribal blood lust of the desert, all in the name of the greater glory of Allah and the prophet Muhamed. Against any form of government, be it Islamic. ..
The Free World will pay dearly for the betrayal of its academia in obfuscating the threat not even so much of Global Islamic Terrorism but especially of the Islamic invasions of the late 20th and early 21st Century.

Already our civil society and our freedom is under siege. An ever greater part of the national budget and workforce is employed to guard our airports, planes, buses, government offices, public venues, cinemas, concert halls. sports stadiums, schools, hospitals, kindergardens. What Israel and Lebanon have been forced to undergo over the last seventy years is the model that the Free Wolrd is preparing itself for.

The War on Terrorism has not a chance to stop Islamim. The US will run from Iraq with its tail between its legs. Why? Because the Islamist Plague is at its most virulent since September 11th. It has infected the Islamic masses. Islam must be contained just as Nazi Germany should have been, and as Communism was. How?

First of all by not underestimating Islam, Moderate or other. Be honest, say it as it is. Islam is not merely a religion, a personal belief. Islam is a political ideology and it has a Territorial Imperative. Islam is on the march, moderated and militant, fundamentals and radical. All together are marching to the same tune. ... The more you play nice, the more the Moslems have only contempt for you. They are many times smarter than the degenerate white men who lead the Free World... As soon as the Islamic settlements reach critical mass, they become a law unto itself. Look around you. Its leaders, religious or military commanders act in accordance to the road map prescribed by the Koran. ... Moreover the median age of the Moslem populations is around 15 years. These hordes have a territorial imperative and they will invade by all means at their disposal the lands of the rich Europeans, Canada, the USA. Look at the schools, many classes are Islamic. Islam will either explode onto the Free World or it will implode.

...Islamism must be territorially contained. It cannot be tolerated outside Dar es Salam. Wherever it is at all possible, it must be pushed back.

Only when the pressure gets bad enough will the Islamic peoples turn on their theologians and their despots. As did the Christian people against the Catholic church druing the reformation. Only when the people imposed separation of state and religion did Europe begin to enter the age of modernity. Ataturk in Turkey understood this and worked a miracle. Unfortunately, because of the US's lame leadership over the past fifty years, the Islamist plague is out of the bottle and is spreading like wildfire. The Academia, the Media, the affairists, and assorted useful idiots, are leading the US leaders by the nose. The Barbarians are at the gates. If there will not be some brave men to scream the truth from the roof-tops, I am afraid that the 21st Century will be recorded in history as the Islamic Century. Islam will be to the American Empire what the Barbarians invasions were to the Roman Empire. Pillage, mayhem and destruction.

We might have to wait for two hundred years before some Isabella and Ferdinand will appear on the destruction and lead a Reconquista. ... Islamism is militant, radical, fundamentalist, despotic, fascist, by its very nature.... Look at the Arab street on your TV.
Best regards, Yael Amishav Medved.
Submitting....

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