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Militant Islam is Everywhere!

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Submitted by Greg Ofiesh (United States), Nov 13, 2002 at 16:12

Daniel,

Your assertion that militant Islam has begun to spread through out the world is in error. Militant Islam is everywhere that Islam is, because it comes from Islam. The idea of militant Islam is a PC statement. Islam is militant. Islam's Jihad is the conversion of all the world at the edge of the sword. The Jihad has been in force in Indonesia for a very long time. The bombing is just a spike on the radar screen. Murders have been taking place for a very long time. The civil war they are experiencing is the Jihad they are engaged in. Just because a society does not have an explosion at a market place or theater does not mean it does not have militant Islam present.

For example, look at Saudi Arabia. Do you say that militant Islam does not exist there because there is no violence, or do you say it exists there because Islam is militant in the application through law (e.g.- only Islam is allowed to be practiced)? The latter, of course.

Greg Ofiesh
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