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The patience of an Islamic spider

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), May 18, 2012 at 11:56

C kalotaris wrote:

>Islam is too extreme nowadays to accept criticism and apply any of the historical ,philological methods that the enlightenment has applied during the past centuries .<

If it depended upon Islam what may or may not be said on Islam, then we all without any exception whatsoever should be now engaged in what once Edward Gibbon described as " demonstrat(ing) to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Mahomet."

If it depended on the criminal how his case should be investigated and how it shouldn't, what arguments and witnesses can and what can't be used, then we would be living in a world of numberless crying victims where smiling criminals would never be convicted of anything.

>Even Gulen and his school is a wolf under a sheep's skin. Nobody knows what his final purposes are and he never reveals his secrets…<

As you rightly remark he is a wolf in sheep's clothing ,so we know pretty well what wolves' final goal is ,don't we? To have us as his meal one day. In the case of Gulen -supported all along by a very powerful pro-Islamic lobby force in America - we have his own clear statements from 1999 on what he is after and how he is going to achieve it :

"You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world....The philosophy of our service is that we open a house somewhere and, with the patience of a spider, we lay our web to wait for people to get caught in the web; and we teach those who do. We don't lay the web to eat or consume them but to show them the way to their resurrection, to blow life into their dead bodies and souls, to give them a life."

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