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Submitted by kman (United States), Dec 26, 2008 at 00:17

I think you will find a lot of Americans sympathetic including me. I'm surpised you have kept what objectivity you have considering your circumstances and personal awareness of what has happened in the region of the world you are native to.

Who wouldn't be confused? As a matter of fact the American governments under various administrations have the same problem. Who do you ally yourself with considering the dangerous implications inherint in the nations of Islam from the Middle East, Northern Africa, and on into the orient from Pakistan to India, Cambodia, Indonesia, and so on.

When a cartoonist in Europe puts a cartoon in a newspaper that offends Muslims their reaction is to rape, bomb, murder, and torture all across the world. How do you confront this? The Arab nations have been saying for decades that "outsiders" should stay out of "their" business. What do you do when that business includes the world wide commerce that is so tied up with the Middlle East (oil)?

It is radical Islam that is pushing the front troughout all of Africa, Pakistan, and literally everywhere else. The core of the problem is that "moderate" and "peaceful" Muslims say little to nothing about the atrocities of the Islamic powers. As a matter of fact, most Muslims are kept ignorant of the facts. It doesn't seem to make any difference, anyway. Wherever the radicals go and establish power, the rest follow right into the same bed of support.

Muslims like you are very unusual. Any Sunni Muslims in Iraq that wanted to throw out the radical element, have been methodically assasinated. The "sheep" of Islam follow where the least resistance allows them to go - collusion with the radical element.

What is a western government supposed to do when the Arab nations themselves refused to do anything about the loose cannon in their midst - Saddam Hussein? We arm Saudi Arabia to the teeth and develop their oil resources for them while they do nothing in response to ANY loose cannon in the Middle East.

If the so-called moderates won't speak out in the so-called "majority numbers" that they supposedly have, what are we supposed to do? The truth of it is that most moderates always fall into the same place once the radicals threaten them. If there were any real opposition against the radicals, do you think the U.S. would be wasting their lives to control this extremely volatile portion of the planet?

It doesn't seem to make any difference what reason we go into any of these countries for, whether for the people, the world interests, or our own interests. We seem to be always despised and detested for doing anything they should be doing for themselves.

Your major question concerning a common force amongst the Christians, Muslims, and Jews is a good one. Yes, there is a common force. He was named a long time ago - Satan. Satan follows along behind to test all religions of God to see which are true and which will defect to whatever pressures this powerful demon can marshall against them. Personally, I follow the religion of Jesus Christ. Don't call me "Christian" except to for convenience sake. I don't consider myself "with" any of the aforementioned three religions. Christianity has a milk-sop following in my own country and many others that has lost sight of what it means to follow the Christ.

Islam seems to be a catch-all for all the hardship peoples of the world who need an easy "god" to believe in and promises all kinds of sensual pleasures in paradise. Truth, morality, ethics, and love seem to take second place to the draw of physical pleasure in the Islamic version of "paradise".

The true God chooses who he will spend eternity with by selecting those who first will give everything they have including their own lives to truth, love, honesty, integrity, and love for God and man. No one can live up to that, so, God himself provided the boost needed to assure a place with a perfect God. A perfect God cannot exist side by side with anything that has "wrong" in it. Consequently, he paid the full price himself via his own son for those who will buy into his plan. That plan would be the teachings and sacrifce of Jesus Christ. I would be careful when saying Jesus was the "Christian God". It started out that way, and then, Satan trotted right along behind to dilute the whole thing through his own version of the "messiah" - the "easier" god of Islam who promises all the physical pleasures of paradise without having to ally oneself with truth, love, integrity, and so on.

The Jews, as a people, never have recognized the Messiah promised to them thoughout all prophesy. When the "Word" stood right before them, most chose not to recognize every prophecy fulfilled right in front of their eyes.

God loves all, and has provided the way to eternal life with him. Man always looks for an "easier way", and Satan is only to happy to provide man with all he wants.

So, yes, there is a hidden conspiracy that is behind all the warfare and power struggles. There is a leader that leads this conspiracy, and I have given you his name.

Those who follow Jesus Christ to the end are those who are murdered, raped, and tortured by the millions every year in the majority of nations and all Islam nations of the world.

All three "religions" try to adhere to and love the same God. There is only one way. The non-believers have no hope except to live this present life by their own devices. Many in some countries manage to walk that rat maze to the end on "their own", but will find themselves to be the most pitied and lost at the end.

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