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Submitted by A (United States), Mar 22, 2005 at 10:28

You said:
>>The theory implied here is that running for office – with its emphasis on such mundane >>matters as fixing potholes and providing good schools – will temper Hezbollah and Hamas.

>>Count me skeptical.

OK, Bush is wishful and dreaming.

But you often speak of moderate, peaceful Islam. I don't hear their voices, I don't hear their outcry at the regular horrific violence Islam wreaks, I don't see the mechanism for moderation in a Koran that advocates what it advocates about kafir. I see and hear about tactics to appear moderate, until the time to exert control. Like Mohammed, wait until the coast is clear then behead everyone in your way.

We have your claims that some obscure Islamic entity did something peaceful, and we have the evidence of the death cult that is Islam every day. CAIR, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Al-Qaeda and the rest are Islam, period. Anything else is wishful dreaming.

Count me skeptical, too.
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