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Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West

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Submitted by Theresa Fleming (United States), Oct 9, 2008 at 13:28

Dear Editor:

Every newspaper that had the courage to include a copy of Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West in their newspaper deserves our thanks. It is because of the courage of some in the media that we at least have the chance to stop Radical Islam before it‘s too late.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time in our world's history that people wishing for peace have made the mistake of thinking that peace can be obtained by appeasement. Sadly, before WWII, we made the same mistake. Instead of seeing the world as it was, we insisted on seeing it as we wished it would be. And because we refused to face the truth about the Nazi agenda, millions died and millions more were slaughtered in camps such as Auschwitz.

Today, we face a similar enemy: Radical Islam. And although there are some of Muslim faith who wish to live in peace, one has only to read the news to see that there are many Muslims who clearly want us dead. This is a lesson we should have learned on September 11th. And we should have learned it when the media reported that in a number of Muslim countries, Christians have been imprisoned, and in some cases beheaded simply because they believe in Jesus Christ. We should have learned it when we watched as churches were burned to the ground simply because some Muslims didn't like the comments that had been made by the Pope. And we should have learned it as we saw millions in Iran chanting Death to America and Death to Israel over and over again. Are there Muslims who wish peace? Yes. Absolutely. But they are too few-and they are too silent.

America has always been called on to do more-be more. And time and again we have answered that call. But if we want America to remain what it has always been, the "Home of the Brave and Land of the Free", then we must, despite our fears, face the truth as it is-not as we wish it were. And we must be willing to act. Because if we do not confront the very real danger that Radical Islam poses to the very survival of all free-loving people, then the holocaust our children will be forced to endure will make WWII look like a walk in the park.

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