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Islam and the Islamic Clergy Are the Enemy

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Submitted by Domenic Pepe (United States), Nov 9, 2006 at 01:44

I wish to take issue with the following statement made in this article:

"This antique treaty implicitly supports my argument that the United States is not fighting Islam the religion but radical Islam, a totalitarian ideology that did not even exist in 1796."

Historically, Islam has always been and is what you describe as radical Islam. The history of Islam as an uncompromising, expansive, aggressive, violent totalitarian ideology, which has spread primarily through military force and brutality is well documented. The enemy of freedom today, as in the past, is Islam. No modifying adjectives are necessary. Once this is realized and understood by America and its political leaders, then the war against Islam can be properly conducted on many fronts and decisively won. If not, the war is lost, especially in the long run.

Kemal Ataturk understood that Islam was the enemy of a modern Turkey and took strong measures to remove Islam from Turkey's political, and much of its social and cultural life. The Islamic world either needs a new Kemal Ataturk to bring it peaceably into modernity, or Islam needs to be fought, crushed, and vanquished as the enemy it truly is today.

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