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The World Must Wake Up to the Dangers

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Submitted by totalgracer (United States), Oct 23, 2002 at 18:31

I believe Islamic nations should be deprived of their power structures and in the process have their oil income completely usurped by the western nations because Islam, as interpreted in these countries, deprives people of their rights in a wholesale manner.

I wish populous nations like China and India would make it a matter of policy to clamp down on militant Islam because such nations will surely eventually be targets of Islam as well...

Militant Islam disarms its opposition by crying foul and preventing by law any criticism of Islam or of Mohammed. Thus, in one fell swoop Islam takes out freedom of speech, press and thought. This is what recently happened when many Muslims, even here in the U.S., accused Jerry Falwell of hate speech, when he was simply expressing his opinion -- some Mullahs overseas even called for a fatwa to be issued for Falwell's death! It's interesting to observe how many so-called moderate Muslims from "mainstream" American Muslim groups are so quick to cry foul when someone criticizes Islam, yet if they are accused of hate speech, as for example on US college campuses where tensions are high about the Middle East and Iraq, these same "moderates" claim that their free speech has been abridged.

...I only read one post here so far, "let's deal with Islam," but it is an excellent post which I agree with completely, and I bet most if not all of the other posts are just as stellar.
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