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Submitted by Darwin B (United States), Jan 13, 2016 at 22:41

It is easy to see the weaknesses within the current iteration of the Islamist movement, and even acknowledge that these issues have existed since Islam began. But Islam is entering new territory. Islam has achieved critical mass, and the perception that Islam's time has come to realize Mohammed's goals to rid the world of non Muslims are within reach. When weak preach peace and when strong wage war was always the game plan. There is strength in numbers, and Islam becomes stronger every day, and although there are many disparate groups vying for control, it only takes one charismatic leader to emerge and bring the warring factions into one United force.

With one fourth of the world population being Muslim, the possibility of a leader emerging will always be there. If Muslims believe the Quran is etched in stone in heaven, and if Mohammed is their role model, then Islamism will never go away.

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