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An Alternative World Order that outlaws wars

Reader comment on item: Why I Stand with Geert Wilders

Submitted by Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai (India), Jan 19, 2010 at 09:24

One of thing that I admire is your very clear thinking that you can put forward in simplest few words and basically cover all that you have to say. You are correct when you write: "That Islamic challenge consists of two components: on the one hand, an indigenous population's withering Christian faith, inadequate birthrate, and cultural diffidence, and on the other an influx of devout, prolific, and culturally assertive Muslim immigrants. This fast-moving situation raises profound questions about Europe: will it retain its historic civilization or become a majority-Muslim continent living under Islamic law (the Shari'a)?" Now, you are aware that civilizations and culture is nothing static, it is ever-changing. Sometimes the changes are so fast and so uncontrollable, that you do feel insecure. But basically there is nothing wrong with any civilization that essentially springs up to meet the challenges of time. It is molded by time and space in which it grows up and gets mass approval or adoption.

The clash of civilization that Bernard Lewis had observed to be the dominant preoccupation of the world pecking order, need not be violent, destructive and negative. It can be accommodative, cooperative, and positive. In that context, both yourself and Geert Wilders are rowing against the tide. I do not know how far you prescribe to the notion of 'perpetual war for perpetual peace', but given human ingenuity, a new order can be imagine and promoted when use of force will become obsolete. Provided we focus on such an alternative. I hope and appeal to you to use your enormous abilities and your status in the western world, to devote some time pondering about the feasibility and advantages of a world without war and struggle to dominate one another in a destructive manner.

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