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Submitted by faqi (United States), Feb 20, 2006 at 18:04

John Wesley had this to say of Islam.

Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it...have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind

or Alexis de Tocqueville

"I studied the Kuran a great deal ... I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammed. As far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world, and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion infinitely more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself."

or G.K. Chesterton writing more than a century ago:

There is in Islam a paradox which is perhaps a permanent menace. The great creed born in the desert creates a kind of ecstasy of the very emptiness of its own land, and even, one may say, out of the emptiness of its own theology. . . . A void is made in the heart of Islam which has to be filled up again and again by a mere repetition of the revolution that founded it. There are no sacraments; the only thing that can happen is a sort of apocalypse, as unique as the end of the world; so the apocalypse can only be repeated and the world end again and again. There are no priests; and yet this equality can only breed a multitude if lawless prophets almost as numerous as priests. The very dogma that there is only one Mahomet produces an endless procession of Mahomets.

The sad fact is that our present day politicians in the West seems to have been lulled into complacency where Islam is concerned. The warnings are there on the wall for all to see, from the time Islam broke out of privative Arabia and spread by the sword, annihilating and destroying small and great civilizations. Our leaders in recent years made the unpardonable mistake imaginable, by allowing Muslims to settle in great numbers in the in the west, an act of unprecedented stupidity in the literal sense, and one that may yet prove lethal to Western and Christian civilizations; if we do not reverse this policy immediately.Good example of this error can now been seen in little Denmark , France, Sweden, UK and so on, and that's just the beginning.

All concerned citizens should bring this to the notice of our elected representatives before its too late, like what happened to Coptic Egypt, Zoroastrian Persia, Hindu India, Buddhist/Hindu Malaysia & Indonesia and so forth.Are we stupid or what?
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