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Submitted by Joe Six-Pack (United States), Feb 8, 2011 at 10:17

I tend to agree. A major problem that I see here is that we don't have this much time. How long will it be before an Islamic nationalist organization obtains an effective WMD? Islam will not have evolved enough before then.

One of the most common causes of warfare is threatened or actual change to way of life. Getting rid of slavery was not possible without organized warfare. Far to many people had a vested interest in that way of life, and most of these were not evil people. Islam was conceived and built as a form of government. Change of that magnitude or getting rid of that part of the Islamic 'religion' will not be without gut wrenching change. I would expect organized violence. Once WMD enters the picture, EVERYTHING changes.

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