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Peace with them, but they are at war with us

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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Nov 7, 2006 at 15:14

Treaties are good when there are two parties who have important things in common, but diverge only for purposes of distinction.

First of all, as long as Islam will not countenance that there is more than one way to skin a cat in the ecclesiastical realm, too much is holding them back.

For, when was the last time in the world marked by the crescent moon that someone who said that people are accountable for their actions, that they were not killed or deemed to be outside of Islam?

Seriously, we have to identify what those things are within Islam which fight accountability, and then deal with them. Otherwise, justification for bloodlust will trump one of the strengths of the west - resulting in more cultural impoverishment of those who follow the path of those who conquered Constantinople in 1453.

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