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Submitted by Marvin Rabinovitch (Israel), Jul 27, 2005 at 04:00

Denial and self-delusion are the default modes of the west. When Hitler explicitly stated his ambitions regarding lebensraum and world conquest in Mein Kampf, the western democracies winked at one another in mutual reassurance that the responsibilities of power would cool his fevered brain. Nobody took him seriously and 50 million people died as a result. How many people will die before we take seriously Sura 8, verses 12-14 of the Quran:

When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
This is because they acted adversely to God and His Apostle; and whoever acts adversely to God and His Apostle -- then surely God is severe in requiting (evil).
This -- taste it, and (know) that for the unbelievers is the chastisement of fire.

Note the reference to terror. Note the reference to striking off the heads of disbelievers. You'd better believe that Al-Zarkawi and his ilk have noted them.
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