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Yes, but....Jihad

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Submitted by Thomas W. Mills (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 12:11

I must disagree with a small portion of Mr. Pipe's otherwise solid analysis of what must be done in the Middle East in regards to radical Islam.

We are in a religious war, a jihad, and the denizens of this aspect of Islam are either openly hostile to non-Muslims, or, as in the cases of the voters who put into power Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, secretly cheering the death-eaters on.

A detailed study of the Qur'an, especially the later Suras clearly indicate that Muhammad, speaking on behalf of Allah, believed that there was nothing better (or holier) than jihad warfare; Muhammad also told his followers to offer non-Muslims only three choices: convert, submit to dhimmihood [pay a tax to remain non-Muslim in abject submission], or death. Osama told us this much at least.
These teachings are not marginal, or historical relics -- they are still taught in mainstream Islam. In fact, for the last seven centuries, Muslims have been on a jihadist movement of forcible conversions, while cutting a wide swath of destruction from Vienna to the Ganges River in India.

True, there are verses in the Qur'an that counsel tolerance (Qur'an 2:256) but the Abrogation Doctrine has been with Islam for a long time. (Sura 9:5) is just one of over 100 verses in the Qur'an that counsel war. The Qur'an is first and foremost a book of war and Muslims who do not actively support jihad, are considered to be no better than those who war against Islam, like the people of Great Britain and the United States.

It is Islam that accounts for the differences in governance in the Middle East and elsewhere. Without exception, every Muslim dominated state is a totalitarian dictatorship and a complete mess. Only Turkey, which is a secular state because it prohibits religious political parties, is exempt from all this.

In order to defeat radical Islam, we must do more than show Muslims that radicalism is a dead-end street, we must show them that we will absolutely not tolerate acts of terror against us. We can start by dumping political correctness and tolerance as unreasonable reactions to terror. To say that we are willing to allow the deaths of thousands or ten thousands of Americans in order not to offend these Islamofascist thugs is ridiculous.

At what point will we say, "enough...we have spent all we are going to spend on defending out citizens."? We must be willing to use overwhelming force and we can go further by telling the potty little tin-horn dictators in Damascus and Teheran that if there is another attack on American soil, we will not convene committees to discover who is responsible, the aforementioned cities will disappear from the face of the earth the very next day. We also need to tell our "good friends" the Saudi mom-n-pop nation to toe the line and quit exporting radical Wahabbism.

And lastly we can stop funding the PLO. We have given them a billion and a half out of a total of seven billion over the past five years, with the Europeans giving them the rest. I am angered to see my tax dollars funding palatial spas on the French Riviera for Arafat and his goons. Yes, over half of this money was skimmed off by the "leaders" of the PLO. The Europeans will get theirs by the end of this century when Europe will be a Muslim continent and Shari'a Law will be imposed. Will it happen here, too? Eventually, unless we are serious about our own survival.
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