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It is depressing but there is hope

Reader comment on item: Is Islam at War with the U.S.?
in response to reader comment: Theatre Of The Absurd

Submitted by Rajeev (United States), Oct 10, 2010 at 03:25

Dear Dr Pipes:

Your reader Geoff made some very astute observations. His observation that Islam represents "something nice" on the surface is right on the dot. The attention that Islamists are getting around the world is depressing. No one can criticize any of Islamist's practices. Whereever they live, they have either occupied 100% of the land or asking for more. Symmetry in mutual conduct is something that they do not understand. Hypocrisy is the name of their game. Not one of one billion of them is willing to make peace with handful of Jews and Israel. The list can go on and on.

Geoff is also right when he says that Islam benefits from our modern values because it is designated as a religion while under the religious umbrella hides an imperialistic political philosophy.

But there is hope. A system that controls every aspect of your being, cannot exist in its current form for too long. In this age of communication and mass media, no one can avoid an interview with the reality for too long. If it were not for the petro dollars, most of the Islamic world would have been like what Somalia and Pakistan are today and there would have been nothing to finance the terrorism. Even with petro-dollars, the burden of reality will reach Islam soon.

Geoff is probably incorrect when he recommends heavy-handed methods for Islam. Violence cannot work. Opposing what seems wrong at every stage possible is what is going to work. Assertive opposition to draconian values is what is going to work.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Islam should meet same fate as communism and nazism [152 words]Muslimk***Oct 31, 2010 06:09179767
1Islam is at war with everybody!!! [40 words]JaladhiOct 27, 2010 15:21179673
continuation of political correctness [66 words]Jules PostenOct 25, 2010 19:11179627
about professor sidikki [38 words]siaska bijouxOct 22, 2010 00:43179530
2Theatre Of The Absurd [316 words]GeoffOct 5, 2010 09:39178982
2Islam is a Totalitarian System [84 words]Tom DundeeOct 8, 2010 10:51178982
2It is depressing but there is hope [259 words]RajeevOct 10, 2010 03:25178982
Islam and the West [147 words]funnuface1Oct 16, 2010 18:00178982
2This is New York 10 years from now if the 9/11 Mosque is built: [1 words]JerraytssiOct 3, 2010 09:34178925
Must watch video [72 words]RajeevOct 4, 2010 02:57178925
Title not needed [41 words]Jim CoffeyOct 2, 2010 16:20178904
3Islam and war [6 words]dhimmi no moreOct 2, 2010 13:00178901
1Religion Used In War [50 words]Clifford IshiiOct 3, 2010 21:32178901

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