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Radical Islam

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Submitted by David B (United States), Mar 15, 2006 at 20:29

There is absolutely such a thing as radical Islam. It is the Islam of Osama Bin Laden and his followers. I have heard it estimated that as many as 10% of the 1 billion Muslims can be considered "radical Islamists".

These are people who live in the 21st century but think in the 8th century. Their only goal is the re-establishment of the Muslim Caliphate and the use of jihad. Not for self defense- but for expansion of the Muslim empire and the destruction of the infidels. Jihad, contrary to the disingenuous mumblings of muslim apologists has one and only one meaning in the eyes of these fundamentalists- war to destroy the infidels and expand the Muslim empire.

Zarqawi himself recently repeated these very concepts on behalf of Bin Laden. He said that the jihad will continue until all Muslim lands are free of infidels and the Shari'a has been established throughout the world. All one has to do to understand the preferred future of these idiots is to look at what they did when they had the chance to influence the creation and continued power of a government- The Taliban.

These people are not fighting the policies of the U.S. They are not fighting to establish freedom and democracy in their native lands. If Bin Laden was able to overthrow the Saudi royal family and establish another form of government in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country what do you think he would do?
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