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Submitted by Paul William (United States), Apr 20, 2003 at 23:58

We hear things like "islam is peace," and moderate islam should be the goal etc. Islam seems to be the religion and the law in islamic countries.
In western countries, we have the government, and then we have choices of religion. There for the most part is a separation of church and state. Western countries such as the United States have a military to protect our freedoms and our lands.

The methodists, catholics, presbyterians etc etc do not have armies to force their will on others, they have no need to, they are protected to practice thier religion under the gov. which has a military to protect it.

However, it seems possible that militant islam is nothing more than the army for the islamists overall to force its will on the world. Places ruled by Islamic law, where the governing and religion are under the same umbrella, use militant islam as a vehicle to force will, and hide behind. Yes I think Islam is using Militant Islam as its army to put fear in the world and push the muslim agenda.
For those that say this is a crazy veiw, then ask, "why does militant islam seem to get support from islamic groups of various levels?" And ask why the Muslim world is NOT outraged at acts of militant islams actions?"
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