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Submitted by leo solomon (Israel), Apr 17, 2008 at 17:39

Militant islam IS the reformation. It is an attempt to erase the impact the Judeo-Christian West has had upon the muslim East(including concepts of democracy). it is an attempt to return to the pure stream that had conquered and prevailed over most of the known world .

The Christian reformation's return to religeous purity led to a spirit that conquered the world economically and militarilly.The islamists,dreaming of past glories, through the economic gift the west has given them and,as they had before with the sword, wish to emulate that success .Their desire is to restore the Caliphate to the lands they lost and to have Islam prevail everywhere else as well.With these achievements they will have regained -what is most important of all to them- their lost honour.

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