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U.S. Victory in Iraq

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Submitted by N. Khan (United States), Apr 8, 2003 at 15:19

I concure with views presented in this article. There is another angle to to this. Mohammed could not convert more than 70 people in the first 13 years in Mecca (most of whom were his relatives and friends) when he was weak. However in Medina his following increased by leaps and bounds when he was becoming successful in his raids and wars. Every one started believing him to be a God's prophet because of his successes. The Quran says that God helps jihadis with thousands of invisible angels in a war against infidels. Osama became an overnight hero among believing muslim masses after 9/11 because they thought that God helped in that mission to make it successful. Mullahs of Pakistan in their sermons even said that God made the fire of the World Trade Center inferno extra hot to enable the whole building to collapse. Osama's popularity went down after Afghan war when his group was whipped, for most thought that God did not help him so he must not be all that good. A few perhaps started questioning their own blind faith. I am certain that a convincing victory in Iraq will cool off many of the fanatic believers.
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