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There is a war, but many have yet to realize it.

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Submitted by g.woodworth (United States), Sep 24, 2007 at 22:17

Rochelle says: "Maybe banning the Koran and closing the Mosques is a good first step. Don't expect support from "moderate" Muslims. They have to protect themselves or suffer the consequences. We are in a similar position, I'm afraid. The war on Islam is here at home, but has yet to be declared. It's too dangerous."

I am opposed to banning books. Also (at least theoretically) to banning religions and cults (however wacky they may seem to outsiders) -- unless they are deemed a threat to the public good. The same with political movements -- unless if they are considered violent or dangerous or subversive. I don't consider any mere book in itself to be intrinsically dangerous, it is just ink on paper, but a gang organized and masquerading as a "religion" definitely can be. Gangs can kill people; printed pages can't.

After all, if I can ban your religion or politics, you could just as easily ban mine. So in the long run that serves no one's interest. However, putting a moratorium on immigration is an entirely different thing. I have no problem at all.with that In fact, I applaud it. We have no obligation, nor should we, to accept among us people whose interests are not compatible with our own. If we are masters of our own house, we have every right to decide who comes into it.

Yes, the war on Islam has yet to be declared. And yes, it is dangerous to speak out. But the war is presently being waged by them, against us. It is their war, their jihad. We are not responding. Many of us, especially our "leaders", have yet to wake up and realize that there is a war going on.

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