Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Apr 27, 2009 at 06:53
Mr. Berk Akk writes:
"....... Dear brother,i feel myself in the court, am not in a position to defend a 75 milion country being i am an ordinary citizen .Please take it as personal thoughts.Another disappointment is that an internationaly driven game has increased its power nowadays, the game injects hate into the many diferent populations inside the region.Mass murderers,......Nobody wins:)"
You seem to be at least wiling to find a common ground. In many cases the issues people have are not with individual Muslims - with the proviso being that those Muslims genuinely have a live and let live attitude to non-Muslims.
Of course there are many good people in Islamic Turkey. These are not the ones we have issues with - well I don't - although I still think they are massively deluded. But being affected by a delusion just takes a slight shift in perspective and frequency to rectify - so we live in hope.
But as long as they don't give tacit approval to the creeping Islamisation of the west - I have no problem with them.
The crux of the matter is that many Islamists will not rest until the world is made over into their image of how the world should be - which is 'dar al Islam'.
So the bottom line is that the Koran needs massive revision - and we know that will not happen. The other alternative is that muslims see through the BS that it espouses - an act which again could be interpeted as 'apostasy'.
As far as the 'game' as you put it - is really a game created by muslims. There was no reason to hate or even dislike anybody - until the truth got out that part of the agenda for some (if not many) muslims was to seek to dominate life in the West - and spread their delusion far afield so that 'Dar al Silam ' becmae a reality. Of course incidents such as 9/11, Londo, Madrid, Chechnya, daily suicide bomings from all over the Islamic world etc did not help the Islamic PR campaign.
So the results of the 'game' for muslms so far are self-inlficted.
Certainly nobody wins when one side is bent on dominating the other but meets with stiff resistance. What can be hoped for and what the non-Islamic world are willing to have come about - is the they lose the least. And as attack is the best form of defence - you can be excused for thinking that the whole world is against you. It is - in a sense.
Nobody likes tyranny and depotism of any flavour. Hasn't the lesson of WW2 and the Cold War been that - amongst other things.
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