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Submitted by Caesar M. Arevalo (United States), Oct 25, 2006 at 00:22

First of all, our leaders in the White House and the Congress are not Muslim theologians as to declare that Islam is a "religion of peace." They are not in authority to mislead the America people, only to appease Muslims.

Our leaders are betraying the truth and the trust that the American people have put in them each time that they declare that Islam is a "religion of peace." They think that the American people are so naïve as to believe that Islam is indeed a "religion of peace."

When president Bush, his administration and other politicians use their political position to declare that Islam is peaceful, what they are doing is ignoring the source of Islamic terrorism, which is the Quran. Islamic terrorists find their inspiration and motivation in the Quran. Islam is based in the Quran. The methods that Islamic terrorists use like: beheading, suicide bombers, murders of non-Muslims, insults and threats are based in the tenets of the Quran. Islam cannot be a "religion of peace" when devout and true Muslims are killing everywhere for nonsense like a cartoon of its founder or burning down churches and buildings when someone declare that Islam is violent.

"Political correctness" has paralyzed everybody. The popular lie that all religions are the same and we have to be tolerant to other cultures is killing the will and common sense of the American people.

What I am saying is that our leaders should stop making theological declarations of Islam as peaceful in order to make a bunch of Muslims happy because it is not truth. Islam is a religion that inspires terror, bigotry, oppression, racism, intolerance, and ignorance. It is fascist religion. Islam should not even be taught in public schools.

Regarding to the question that if our leaders should declare war on Islam. The answer is that we are at war with Islam already. War with Islam does not mean killing each Muslim whenever they are. War against Islam is a ideological war. It is war of ideas and values.

What our leaders should do is to check and investigate each Mosque in America to make sure they are not teaching hatred, bigotry, and intolerance. They should investigate so called Muslim "civil rights" groups like CAIR and others and make sure that they have not ties to terrorist Muslim organizations like Al Qaeda, Hamas, etc, in the Middle East.

Americans have forgotten their own roots. Americans are ideologically weak and Muslims who hate America know it. If America wants to survive, then we have to get prepared and respond to Islamic hatred and bigotry with ideas, strong arguments and with a deep knowledge of our cultural and spiritual heritage. Only if we do this, then we can be sure that we can win the war against Islamic terrorism and bigotry.

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