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Radical Muslims?

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Submitted by Maurice (Israel), Oct 10, 2008 at 15:37

Even if the number of so-called "radical Muslims" is relatively low, it only takes one to become a "Holy Shaheed" or religious martyr and kill and maim scores of people. It also takes just a few of them to carry out an act like the September 11 2001 attacks on America, the March 2003 Madrid bombings, and the July 2005 London bombings.

In regards to larger numbers of Muslims who consider these "acts of martyrdom" as either partially or fully justified, there have been many instances of what had been considered as decent Muslim people suddenly committing acts of violence and murder, including killing and wounding Israelies in the middle of Jerusalem (in broad daylight) for no apparanet reason - except for their being Jewish!

Such is the reality we all must face. It is true that non-Muslims commit horrible acts as well, especially in the USA (shootings at schools, universities, etc), but these acts are usually not religiously motivated.

Islamic acts of violence are usually religiously motivated, and it cannot be denied that Muslims can suddenly answer the "call" to attack the infidel, which are all non-Muslims who do not abide by the teachings of the Quran.

This is the reality in regards to a religion that has over 1.3 billion adherents and is is fastest growing religious movement in the world today.

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