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Excellent Survey of the Misguided Left's Irrational Embrace of Intolerant Islam

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Submitted by GWK (United States), Jul 1, 2008 at 16:21

Dr. Pipes -- Bravo Zulu on an on-target survey of the misguided left's irrational embrace of Islam.

To my liberal friends, I ask, if you love liberal ideals, then work to promote your ideals in the repressive Middle East first before you ask the liberal leaning societies of the West to embrace and protect intolerant theocrats and illiberal Islamists.

To the sometimes wise and perceptive Rep. Kucinich, I, too, keep a copy of the Koran where I can read it for understanding -- right in the magazine rack in the bathroom. (It still doesn't make any more sense than it did when I first read it, but in the context of a Dark Ages theology that co-opted Arabia's moderate sensibilities and those of its Christians and Jews, it does become more transparent that the strategic plan to dominate the Arabian Peninsula of the 7th Century was to: (1) act as a meek and oppressed minority to garner sympathy and protection form others; (2) to use the charity of others to provide comfort and refuge; (3) to turn militant when internal moderating forces were lifted from positions of counsel; (4) to make false truces when militancy resulted in too much resistance; (5) to break one's one truces, claiming divine right to do so, and then, in victory, to claim that the path to righteousness, honesty and peace comes through hate, deceit, and war; (6) and once in a position of strength, to tear up every shred of belief and culture that differs from one's own, and to destroy every apostate and to subjugate or annihilate every former comfort provider in your midst who does not completely convert to your side.) So given the track record of Islamic illiberalism, why would people of liberal ideals be so easily taken in.

History has a way of repeating itself. If a minority feigning or facing real oppression garnered sympathy and comfort then blewback against those who were taken in once, why shouldn't the pattern repeat itself ad infinitum? That is works over and over again is the true "miracle" of the Koran.

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