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An intellectual act of remarkable obfuscation

Reader comment on item: Maj. Nidal Hasan's Islamist Life
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Submitted by Ron Thompson (United States), Nov 21, 2009 at 11:38

Equating Jews who were Communists with Jihadist Muslims is an intellectual act of remarkable obfuscation and glaring illogic. Jewish communists never acted, and did not claim to be acting, as Jews. Still less did they claim to be trying to return to some pristine and pure Judaism of old. Indeed, almost without exception they were explicit Atheists who openly renounced and denounced their religious identity.

Whereas Jihadist Muslims are doing nothing but claiming to be the world's best and indeed only true Muslims, who want to take all other Muslims and indeed all humanity back to the supposed paradise on earth achieved by the original Mohammed in the sixth century.

This act of monumental obfuscation by MF is another version of the psychological trick (conscious or unconscious) of so many Muslims who absolve themselves in general and Islam in particular of any responsibility whatsoever for Jihadist violence by saying, "Oh, that's not the REAL Islam."

It's weird to find an apparent non-Muslim helping them in this denial of responsibility, turning them into "victims" while telling the rest of us that we are victimizers if we dare to question the creed which all the Jihadists are shouting as loudly as they can that they are acting in the name of.

Ron Thompson

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