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How about just "Islam?"

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Submitted by Mark Nedelman (United States), Aug 15, 2006 at 00:23

The West has an elephant in the living room, and it would seem nobody knows what to call it. To set the record straight, we are not dealing with is not Islamo-Facism, Islamic fascism, or radical Islam. What the West is presently dealing with is Islam...period. To win this war first we must realize that we are actually at war; second, we must be able to recognize the enemy, and give it a name.

Initially Islam spread throughout the Arabian peninsula, and then came like a whirlwind accross North Africa, It pushed up through the underbelly of southern Europe, took Spain, and almost crossed the Pyranees into France, when it was finally stopped by Charles Martel. Nine hundred years Islam was at the gates of Vienna, trying to conquer the West through the back door. After the Ottomans lost the battle, Islam became increasingly moribund, and went into civilizational eclipe. Like some Grade B Frankenstein movie, however, the monster was not dead, but merely sleeping. To quote another Grade B movie, Poltergeist : "He's back!" Hillaire Belloc eighty years ago predicted this would happen . Too bad nobody was listening.

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