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The West is to Blame

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Submitted by Historyscoper (United States), Jun 10, 2010 at 18:55

It's the West that is to blame for the re-Islamization of Turkey after it caused the de-Islamization of Turkey in the 1920s. Not that I can prove it in court, but 1) When the Ottoman Empire was defeated in WWI, most of the West was still solidly Christian, and the Turks clearly took this as a sign that God was on their side, hoping only to avoid Christian conversion by portraying the old Islam as dead and the new secular Islam as only desiring equality, not supremacy as before. They knew that if the West had the will it could have exterminated Islam by force, and permanently, be forcing Christian conversion, so what else could it do but play dead? 2) The West then started to un-Christianize, part of a long historical evolution tracing back to the 17th cent. Enlightenment, which the Islamic world didn't experience, hence couldn't understand. So to their luck the West tore up the one key brick in their superiority that the Muslims could appreciate. 3) The Internet started piping the worst the West could provide, namely, hate lit. rock & roll, drugs, and porno, right into the homes of Turks, not just in cities, but rural areas, causing an understandable retro reaction, let's go back to the good old time religion, these Westerners are devil-worshipping infidels, etc.

So, it's no coincidence that the Internet became a key extremist teaching and recruitment tool all over the Muslim world, and combined with wounded pride over Western domination it's no surprise that Turkey is about to re-Islamize and maybe restore the caliphate. So what can the West do about it? It's all about the children. Who will be in charge of wiring their brains with ideology, Muslims or us? The answer is to provide ever more secular education, starting in childhood, hopefully bringing the children of Muslims up sans a mosque or Quran, after which when they reach the age of majority they will be released and can decide to join any religion or none, hopefully none, voila, a 4-century hyperleap. Too bad, to do this the West will have to mobilize millions of troops and teachers for a generation, and do it mainly by force, kind of the reverse of how Islam conquered its territories in the first place. And this time they won't be forced to convert to Christianity, but told that religion is a choice for adults to buy time while the modern areligious secular mindset is inculcated.

Once the actual number of practicing adult Muslims is down to the millions rather than 1.x billion, the world will be safe. Yes, it should have been done in the 1920s, and yes, I know, the cost will be disagreeably high, but the alternatives cost far more, starting with the probable extermination of poor outnumbered surrounded Israel and the possible loss of Europe, followed by a horde of blonde Muslims who might be unstoppable for generations. Therefore we don't have time to waste, Obama or no Obama. Not that they would like it anymore than we do, but once a Muslim progresses to the Allah Akbar stage he is a potential enemy combatant, and we can't have that. We're not forcing Muslim children into a religion, but forcing them to get a secular education and delay picking one to adulthood hoping they will do the right thing. Yes I know, 1.x billion Muslims with maybe 25% to take away from their parents, think of it as a police action on the Ultimate Freedom Flotilla. See my Winslow Plan for Defeating Islam at http://go.to/winslowplan

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