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Islam vs the West, an Inevitable Conflict

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Submitted by Allen Bessanson (United States), Mar 26, 2006 at 23:14

Sorry, but it's increasingly clear that there must be a showdown between the Islamic and the civilized world. The under-reported but increasing Islamic violence in European countries, the possible execution in Afganistan of a Christian convert, or even a Muslim running over pedestrians in America is only a tiny taste of what's to come from the "religion of peace". The problem is worsening as we lose our resolve to deal with it. We are afraid to publish an offending cartoon, fearing what violence might erupt. The Islamists won't be satisfied until the entire world is governed under Sharia law.

The Iraq war was inconsequential to the levels of terror and violence from radical Islamists. They have been at war with the West for over a decade. They know that a Western-friendly government there will be a setback to their short-term plans. Unfortunately mainstream Western media outlets propogate the defeatist outlook for political reasons. "Get rid of Bush, he's the reason the world hates us" is the mantra. All the terrorists have to do now is wait until after the next Presidential election.

One way to hold Islam back for awhile is to have a Manhattan-Project and move to a different source of energy than oil for our vehicles. Once we are free from Middle East oil, the repressive regimes like Saudi Arabia will discover that they need us more than we need them, if only to protect them from the onslaught of more radical Islam then they themselves ascribe to. (difficult to imagine as it is).

Weakness is a provocation to people like Bin Laden. The West must stand strong against Islam because they won't stop, they just won't.

Then again, I wish that Islam was the only major enemy to confront, but it's the closest enemy for now. I pray for peace, but my eyes are open.
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