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Reality Check redux (Rashid)

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in response to reader comment: Harrak strikes back (Mark Baratto, the victim of sopranos) Iran is the only country that colonized the USA

Submitted by Jason (United States), Mar 23, 2006 at 07:31

Rashid called my post "typically incongruous and totally inconsistent"

Not really! The whole post was about people like Harrak (and a great many other Muslims) needing to face reality.

The first paragraphs addressed the fantasy that many in the Muslim world have that they are some kind of economic or military powerhouse, and that the rest of the world cowers before you. The whole concept is so delusional and fantastical as to be laughable. The gist of it was that the Muslim world needs to get a grip on reality. They barely qualify for Third World status (Fourth World would be more like it), so they will be no threat to the West when the West finally puts its collective foot down.

The final two paragraphs address the other great fantasy of the Muslim world: that it is actually living by the Koran. Again, a delusional and fantastical disconnect from reality. While many average Muslims are actually trying to live by the Koran, they don't know enough about it to even get close. Their failure is not really their fault, as they have been mislead by the Islamic leaders and teachers. These leaders and teachers know they are not teaching the truth. Either way, the idea of living by the Koran in the Muslim world is a fantasy, so people need a reality check.

I hope this makes the connection more clear.

All in all, the Muslim world is trapped in a fantasy world. The days of the Caliphate are long gone, both politically and religiously. It is time to face that reality, and reform, or sink further and further into your collective psychosis.
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