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A Herculean task

Reader comment on item: Chris Christie's Islam Problem
in response to reader comment: Lunatic islamic sympathies by American Politicians

Submitted by Ugri (Finland), May 6, 2012 at 05:57

"How can Americans shut their eyes and plug their ears to islam's brutality and hatred and contempt of freedom?"
Submitted by Domenic Pepe (United States), May 3, 2012

Easy. I shudder to think how easily it happens. It must have been early 1990s, I was listening to a radio program about Turkey and Islam and wham! I couldn't move, I was glued to the radio set. Very strange. Now in retrospect it looks like a predestined event — as if someone wanted me to shake off my dewy-eyed ideas about a foreign religion. Until then my notions about Islam had been quite vague and woolly, you know what I mean. That would change radically.

Now after twenty plus years of continuous study of Islam a more realistic picture begins to emerge.
A Herculean task awaits us Westerners. Thank God we have people like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer and Geert Wilders and many others, but still. The burden seems overwhelming.

Politicians, lawmakers? I hate to think.

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