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They are not medical doctors

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Submitted by Y Brandstetter MD (Israel), Mar 7, 2013 at 06:03

The point made is that doctors insist on identifying the disease, i.e. reaching a diagnosis in order to prescribe treatment, and assign possible prognosis. When practitioners ignore those rules they are quacks, snake-oil dealers, and other derogatory names for those who practice against logic. Fighting Jihad without diagnosing its islamic motivation assures failure. the US failed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and in wherever it tried to separate islamism from the adherents of Islam.

There are two reasons this has been allowed to happen 1. the Oil lobby 2. The antisemtic lobby. The second assumes that since the majority of Islamist ire is directed against Jews, it is enough to shun Jews in order to avoid the painful consequences of making the diagnosis.

The diagnosis is that islam is not a religion. It is an imperialist, tyrannical ideology, taking up the mantle of religion as a trojan horse. As long as Islam is allowed that protective mantle, as long as the world is oil-dependent, as long as it is convinced that it is the Jews who incite the Muslims to frenzy, it will continue to ignore the diagnosis.

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