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Submitted by jeff (United States), Dec 6, 2006 at 17:21

I suggest really what has changed, if anything has, over the past decades is us. For long, we looked sideways at it or ignored it. Even trying to deal diplomatically with the effects, of its radical terrorism. Then it (the radicalist side)stares us in the faces and wants the destruction of practically all the civilized world but itself, which truth knows was lurking there before under the covers -- just waiting. Now we adjust our sight and see it as the real infectious problem it is and its single-mindedness.

Not necessarily do all have to part of or endorse those terrorist acts to further it. That they are done on Muslim's behalf, apparently, is enough. But it is we that must change and adjust our outlook as certainly as we can expect no adjustment from the radical circles in it. One look at it tells us that the big leaders either speak in agreement of these actions, for them, or not in condemnation, should be enough to say it is an accepted part of it. That feverish radicalism won out, by default, and there is no resistance within of its own. That Daniel calls for it -- well, may as well be a bird chirping in the tree. Must we really question isolate the why? It is power and influence. Maybe because it is focused at the rest of civilization (free world) is enough to continue its self-perpetual acts toward those ends -- however many people really believe in those doesn't really matter.

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