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The danger of fundamentalist Islam

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Submitted by Brad Rehn (United States), Aug 30, 2002 at 12:11

Thank you for your article. I looked it up after hearing about it on talk radio. That I did not find this article in my major paper in San Diego, the San Diego Union Tribune, is troubling, but not unusual.

I think many Americans are blind to the ultimate goals of Islam. If you read the articles in the Arab press, (MEMRI.org) there is a continual reference to converting the world to Islam. The Muslim communities in Western Europe are hotbeds of extremism, especially those in England and Germany. Denmark's Muslim community is a very small example of what the rest of Western Europe is finally realizing, that the immigration and welfare policies of the past are going to haunt all of the West for years to come.

I am not a right wing fanatic, but I do value Western culture above that of fundamentalist Islam. My cynical side sees this struggle ending up in a war of cultures, the West vs. Islam, with many dead and much blood shed. I pray that this does not come to pass, but I do not see any other way at the present time. My pessimistic view may change if a democratic regime is installed in Iraq and the remaining dictatorships in the region start falling like dominoes. Democracy and capitalism are the only things that could avert a large and bloody war between the West and Islam.

The other telling statistic about the world of Islam that is frightening is that of approximately 30 armed conflicts taking place in the world today, 28 are in Muslim countries.
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