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Submitted by Budd (United States), Jan 20, 2004 at 09:49

Robert Spencer has spent an enormous amount of time writing about how the message of jihad is to be found in the Koran. Ditto for Ibn Warraq and Serge Trifkovic. If the Koran had only verses of peace and love, do you think that the system of slavery, rape, murder and dhimmitude would have evolved?

Islam is Arab internecine aggression turned outward onto the world. As such it, meaning Islam, must be resisted by the West, and not just the radical jihadists.

Until the moderate Muslim world (which may be 85%-90% of Muslims as you estimate) stand up and resist the jihadists, until Saudi Arabia gives religious freedom to other religions as Muslims in the West are demanding, until Islam actually changes, I will not believe there is any good that can be found in it.
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