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Reader comment on item: The Evil Isn't Islam
in response to reader comment: The Lesser Jihad

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jun 25, 2012 at 21:44

First off ,Mr 'Schill' -- I congratulate you for cleverly hiding in plain sight - by adding that extra"c' to your nom-de-plume.

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S: "..The spiritual struggle against one's base self is considered to be the "greater struggle." This greater Jihad does not concern us."

Two questions - who is 'us' - and if it is non-muslims ,why should we be not concerned?

After all isn't it manifestations of this base self that beheads people for basically being non-muslim and perhaps committing some act that may be seen as a crime by muslims? Or raping female news reporters in Tahrir Square. And while on Egypt, electing officials that seek to destroy Israel. Or blowing up Israeli buses? Or lobbing rockets into kindergartens, or blowing up tracks to derail trains, the killing of 200+ school children in Beslan, Russia etc etc ad nauseam?? Yes, it is this base self, by its own nature inherently discontent with itself - that projects its own inadequacies and seeks to find causes in the 'outside world' for its discontent and instead creates victims - in the hope that it will relieve it of its suffering.

".....Islamists are generally made up of individuals who are not schooled in the tradition of Islam."

Good that you qualified it with 'generally'. The statement is saying that some Islamists are indeed schooled in the tradition of Islam. i.e. they know what it wants.

"......They know enough to clothe themselves in that tradition and are able to tap into the general discontent in the Muslim world."

So what are you doing about it? Why are you here Mr Shill, and not on Islamist websites talking out emphatically against the evil and hatred that these Islamists live in - and eventually will have returned upon themselves?

"Knowledge of what Muhammad forbade in the conduct of warfare allows the educated individual to strip violent Islamists of their legitimacy and expose them as frauds."

Great - then get to it. No one here is blowing up muslims, beheading people or seeking to drive every last muslim out of Mecca into the Arabian Sea.

".....As for Muslims trying to convert non-Muslims, it should really be of no concern to anyone so long as they do so in a non-violent manner."

Oh, I really don't think so. In fact - just the opposite. Why risk allowing people to be 'converted' to an ideology that demonstrably causes so much destruction and bigotry and that so many muslims themselves don't understand properly - and end up killing and maiming themselves and other people - based on their beliefs in what are basically arabian fables?

Not a good move at all.

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