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in response to reader comment: "a tragic mistake when the U. S. allowed Sharia Law to resume in Iraq and Afghanistan"

Submitted by John Noble (United States), Jan 26, 2010 at 20:04

Myth,

Thank you for the response. I still think that Geert Wilders is right about how to deal with Islam, and Daniel Pipes advice is not realistic or effective, given the nature of Islam. My ideas for a solution are even more focused and direct than Mr. Wilders, although I am in no way critical of him. I submit some additional reasons why Islam cannot be appeased, or dealt with politically.

Historically, people from other cultures routinely immigrate to other countries, and have no problem assimilating into a new culture and obeying laws of the nation where they choose to relocate. Muslims are different. They do not assimilate because they are absolutists who reject all forms of government other than Sharia Law. Therefore, total defeat of Islamic combatants is required before peace is possible. Furthermore, during the maintenance of peace and tranquility phase, the military governor of a formerly Islamic nation or geographical area must enforce a ban on the practice of Islam, defining it constitutionally as an act of treason, punishable by deportation, imprisonment or execution. To attempt political solutions is naïve, and dangerous. It is critical that free countries understand Islam is an unconventional enemy, which uses disruptions, and guerilla terror tactics against civilized societies in order to gain political advantage by offers of appeasement. One of the American founders, John Quincy Adams recognized Islam for what it is, and made the following statement.

"In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar (Mohammed), the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent god; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: To exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature...Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant...While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon the earth, and good will towards men"

John Quincy Adams
Sixth President of The United States of America
1830

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