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French Preliminaries of Renewed Global Terror

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 9, 2015 at 16:39

As an observer of the many insights Dr. Pipes brings to the cyber table discussions of Islam and its struggles in the Middle Eastern stage (and as of late more so dramatically globally), part of the circumstances that lends to confusion on the part of some is that it is hard to make a distinction sometimes between Islam 'by the book' and Islam 'by practice.' There is a reality that cannot be ameliorated by thoughts of moderation when there is so much struggle as is seen between Islam practiced 'by the book' from a fundamentalists' perspective; and that which 'by practice' by the not so radicalized Muslim. The dangers of not recognizing the difference are amply demonstrated in the news.

Terror in the name of Islam is not new; and for some observers, the distinction can only be made by acknowledging that 'moderate Islam' is considered apostate by the fundamentalist and that radicalism is merely a label for the practice of Islam as is formed in the Sura's and amplified in the hadiths. Is this not the dialogue of the hard core defenders of the Islamic Prophet? Setting aside interpretative comparisons by some who look for a 'differentiation' of practices, ultimately, the more fundamental practice of Islam calls for followers dedicated to the teaching by the Islamic Prophet and later clerics to be fully dedicated; and the world must fall in line, to 'submit;' or to be sentenced. Moderate Islam needs to be keen about that.

Even as we read of first, Egyptian al-Sisi expressing his exasperation, and more recently the eye-brow raising commentary of Islamist Nasrallah in Lebanon, what shall the world expect as they remainder of the Islamically fundamentalist followers of the Islamic Prophet continue in their pursuit to obtain 'ummah' dominion by caliphate, 'by the book?' The simple answer is that Islam is not going to go away until it is time for the world to realize that mankind cannot resolve such differences by globalization of ideological differences. Islam will not be pigeonholed; only confrontation against its hatred towards a non-conforming world society will stem its overflow; but even that is in jeopardy as long as there is quarter given to its inability to be 'moderated.'

But the recent events in France serve to distract a greater attention away from the other Middle Eastern action item, the 'Palestinian' attempt to over throw Israeli ownership of Judea and Samaria. As dramatic as the terror tensions are in France and other Islamically sensitive places around the world (place like Syria under Iranian proxy), all run in parallel with what is going on with consent to the possibility that some agency of world politics is willing to even consider wresting Jerusalem away under the Islamic auspices of the 'Palestinian Authority:' but the watch out. What is expected to happen next will make the terror in France (and elsewhere) appear as preliminaries to the main event; and anyone with a serious mind towards peace will never get a rest from Islamic terrorism until the peace of Jerusalem is resolved as the Hebrew Prophets have said.

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