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THE THREAT OF ISLAM

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Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Jan 13, 2008 at 18:52

Within Islamic perception there are two spheres. They are known as Dar al-Islam (the lands already conquered by Islam) and Dar al-Harb (the lands of warfare). According to the Quran any and all societies not yet converted to Islam must be viewed as lands of perpetual conflict until such time as Islam has conquered them. In other words, Islam is indeed a serious threat to our way of life.

However, as an ordinary American trying to see the 'big picture' here I have to do some simple numbers crunching to determine which threats should be prioritized. In Islam's largest attack upon the West to date approximately three thousand people were killed on September 11, 2001 in the United States of America. In that same year, and in every year since then, between 400,000 and 430,000 Americans have died from cigarette smoking, yet cigarettes are legally sold in all fifty states, more than sixty million people still smoke in this country, and the tobacco industry is recording huge profits. Approximately 42,000 more Americans die each year from automobile accidents and we also absorb that loss without batting an eye. All I am saying is that there are, at least statistically, a lot of dangers we face every day that are far greater than the threat from wacky Muslims with box cutters or belly bombs. Let's not work ourselves up into a frenzy of looking for terrorists under our beds and inside our closets out of sheer paranoia.

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