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Submitted by Tom Carew (Ireland), Dec 10, 2008 at 19:25

Prof Paul Eidelberg is absolutely right to reject the many misleading euphemisms now embedded in most media coverage, but strategically we urgently need not to unify but rather to DIVIDE the Muslim world, a task which the hard-core enemy are already aiding, such as by their assassination of Muslim leaders like Benazir Bhutto, their bombing of Shia Mosques from Iraq to Pakistan, or their slaughter of some 40 Muslims in Mumbai

An important division of the Muslim world happened in Mumbai itself when Imams refused to bury the 9 thugs who were killed - that is a very unambiguous [ and overdue ] repudiation of those who could well [ maybe best ] be described as TAKFIRI - who denounce all other Muslims, and all Muslim regimes, as much as they condemn *Infidels* and their Governments.

A war is indeed under way but a war is not always won by direct assault - a flanking movement can at times be best, and to out-flank the TAKFIRI, and isolate them as much as possible, reducing the hard-core to an irreconciliable rump, is preferable. That worked recently in Iraq where armed Sunni elements were successfully detached from, and even turned against, the Al-Qaida-type rump, with the positive result that even Anbar Province has been so pacified that US Forces can now withdraw from there - but in victory. Israel enjoys the benefit of a volunteer IDF *Shaked* Recon Bn in its Southern Command - drawn from, and also commanded by, Beduin Sunni Muslims. And globally Morocco and Turkey are not Sudan or Saudi Arabia. Nor was Mustafa Kemal or the poet Rumi the same as Bin Ladin or Nasrallah.
Alliances won WW II, which included using Stalin to smash Hitler - it took longer to see off the Red Kremlin regime, but tyranny never lasts.
Nothing would suit the TAKFIRI fanatics better than to force all Muslims into their arms, but let us not play their game.

Lets choose when and whom to assault, and isolate the irreconcilable rump as much as possible before we eliminate them entirely. And adopting a designation such as TAKFIRI challenges all other Muslims to recognize that they are also the target of the revolutionary TAKFIRI conspiracy, and must make a basic choice. Lets write off only those Muslims who write themselves off as collaborators with the TAKFIRI - the urgent priority is to de-fang the snake, not re-model the whole jungle. If we make the Sea in which the Sharks swim as hostile as possible for them, that aids our tracking and destroying the Sharks - divide and conquer is not yet outmoded.
And we also need to be ready and able to play a very long game - as the TAKFIRI certainly will.

Tom Carew

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