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Where is our passion?

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Jan 15, 2015 at 01:59

The Muslims are still winning this war. Why? Because they possess the one thing we've struggled to find within ourselves. The passion of motivation and the motivation of passion. They actually believe that their twisted, violent, monstrous ethos is animated by the desires of their god. And so their actions are fueled by the certainty of their twisted, but passionate belief.

But where is our passion? What do we believe worth fighting and, yes, possibly dying for? As for me, I find nothing more beautiful in this world than the notion that every person with breath in his soul is entitled to freedom. Freedom of expression. Freedom of conscience. Freedom to think and freedom to speak.

Absent these freedoms, what are we? If the brute tries to extinguish this light from our eyes then we owe it to our very humanity to fight tooth and nail in its defense. We must say it to ourselves first, and then the rest of the world. It is Islam that must submit to our free will, and not the other way round. Along the path of freedom lies a future filled with justice and light. Away from it we will find only bitterness, darkness, and death.

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