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Courage and Truth about Jihad

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Submitted by Georgia Franklin-Shutan (United States), Nov 2, 2002 at 00:27

You are a courageous person in your lonely efforts to educate the American leaders, scholars and citizenry on the meaning of jihad. The reasons for the prevailing denial are a mystery. Maybe it is the nature of man. They are afraid of the truth because they then might be required to take a position or some action. People don't like to speak out on positions that are outside the thinking of their cohort groups. Otherwise, they face rejection. Also, political correctness has us intellectually frozen, especially among the so called intellectual elite - universities in particular. It takes courage for professors to speak the truth which does not conform with the views of their peers. They are ostracized So few have that courage. Critical thinking is a thing of the past.

I am a liberal Democrat but I completely support President Bush's policies regarding international terrorism, beginning with the mission to rid the world of Saddam Hussein, his support of terrorism and his instruments of destruction with which he would blackmail not only the Middle East but the rest of the world.

I am a not very popular with my liberal friends anymore. I find their views an anathema, as they do mine. I do not understand why my views are so radically different from their views when on domestic, economic and social issues we agree. Something very strange is happening.

Thank you for pursuing the truth about Islam and jihad.
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