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No it isn't. It's no such thing. Call it what it is.

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Submitted by g.woodworth (United States), Sep 24, 2007 at 21:34

John says "ISLAM = NAZISM"

No, it does NOT! That's utter nonsense. Out of all the reasoned arguments that could have been offered, is that the best you can come up with? That one won't do it. You're guaranteed to lose your case with that argument.

However, Islam is an expansionist strategy of conquest in the service of Arab imperialism. As such, it is an extension of a foreign culture and people, if not of any specific government. And as such, it could be considered an aggressive political movement inimical to American best interests, but not precisely a religion as we in the West understand the term.

As a political movement in the service of foreign interests, and not a religion, it should be subject to control and surveillance -- or even being banned -- just as any other foreign lobbying group could be.

Also, any Islamic group, whether or not practicing or condoning terror itself, is by definition supportive of terrorist policies if it accepts and teaches the writings in the Koran as being the unalterable Word of God.

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