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Defense Cannot be Appropriated Through Placating the Enemy

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in response to reader comment: The Urban Legends of Moderate Islam and the Integration of Muslims in Western Society

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 27, 2015 at 15:38

In a tone that has mimicked this observer's own, WarrenD.Peace has repeated what has been a subliminal undercurrent understanding of what the world is facing in these days of the Iranian Revolution and its sub-particle expansion of a plan that took decades of planning and now decades of execution, all based upon a premise that a thousand plus years old ideological defection from Biblical truth is still as religiously valued today as it was during the crusades. To point, Islam is not going to go into that dark night alone and how one relates to Islam will have a defining influence in the next few years.

Islam does not fit well into the 'urban legend' scheme of things – Islam is not legend, but reality. Any attempt to 'moderate' its influences, whether by personal pursuits or by distancing heart and soul away from its more unsavory aspects, the final decision to determine how to assimilate being Muslim into a decidedly Western lifestyle comes with consequences. One either attempts to reconcile the issue of being a true fundamentalist Muslim versus the singe of conscience to the acts of Islamist violence which calls for a repudiation of the calls for death; ultimately neither can be reconciled.

As the world watches while ISIL/ISIS/IS is battered by 'coalition' assets, one can readily see that until a power of resolve greater than that which is manifested by adherents of the more fundamentalist expressions of hatred exhibited by gross acts of inhumanity, the 'terrorist' aspect of the infighting is not going to be suppressed; that a greater resolve must find a way to be not intimidated or swayed by a softened approach to the joined issues. Unless the true way to peace is found, mankind is in it for the long haul; there will be no survivors if it is allowed to press forward in the manner by which it is currently being prosecuted. And here is wisdom; putting pressure on Israel to concede does nothing to avert the final disaster that is coming.

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