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It was an Olympian Muse incensed against Islam

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Dec 17, 2006 at 13:07

Dear Jaladhi,

Thank you very much for your kind words which mean a lot to me as I appreciate your posts very much.

Generally speaking , I am of the opinion that Islam must be forcefully countered with one more hitherto - as far as I know - hardly used weapon. I imagine literature, arts, theatre, movie involved whole-heartedly in the struggle against Islam. Scholarly refutations of Islam's infamous claims are rather restricted to narrow groups. But if film industry instead of producing escapist or irrelevant movies spent just a little part of its enormous budget on promoting really engaged and honest efforts to face the greatest threat of today and tomorrow , if it showed Islam's ugly toothless grin on screen; if imaginative writers concentrated on novels , short stories, dramas , poems describing in vivid terms this evil death cult and its creeping assault on the free world ; if painters daily drew or painted and displayed the scenes from Islam's bloody past and present under everybody's eyes ; if art expositions devoted to topics such as e.g. "Islam's unrepented and forgotten crimes" , "Violence and contempt for human life disguised as "a religion of peace" etc. were regularly held - in short if art could be mobilized for the cause of civilization instead of focusing and often glorifying self-destructive, decadent or un-social aspects of our life, then I have no doubt how many positive effects could be achieved , how widespread the awareness of the present threat could be disseminated in our societies . The iron grip of political correctness would be broken for good , too. Art has to fight this struggle for existence as with Islam's ascendency there is no place for artistic freedom.

Both communism and nazism were accomapnied by an incredible upsurge in art and literature to promote the cause of these totalitarian utopias. Their demise was not only just a military or economic collapse. A protracted literary and artistic fight against these ideologies played just as important a role to bring about their failure. Without a parallel upsurge of anti-Islamic art and literature I can hardly imagine any success in the struggle against ...worship called Islam.

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