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The Collapse of America

Reader comment on item: The Danger Within: Militant Islam in America [and Its Dreams of Domination]

Submitted by Dallas (United States), May 12, 2007 at 08:53

There are three scenarios upon which America may be conquered or destroyed:Two of which this article discusses:

. The first one is through terrorism. Dr Pipes concludes correctly that terrorism will only galvanize Americans. This is because American have a different mindset from Europeans which takes a more aggressive and militant approach to defending freedom. These differences became evident in discussions on how to fight "The War on Terror" Terrorism alone cannot bring an Islamic state to America.

The second scenario is that Islamists use political means to make Islam the favored religion. Another way of putting it is that Islamists could impose sharia under the guise of multiculturalism and tolerance. There is a real possibility of such an event occurring. All of the major Muslim organizations supporting expanding the laws against hate crimes to criminalize so-called hate speech. If the political Islamists have their way, this website would be banned.

Americans would, however, give much more resistance to the selective application of political correctness than Europeans for basically the same reasons that Americans are much more aggressive at fighting terrorism.

There is a third scenario of how Islamism might conquer or destroy America which was not discussed in this article, but is in need of discussion.This third tactic is the most dangerous of all. The successful application of this tactic would also impact the application of the first two.

Islamists, particularly the Iranian regime, could engineer an economic collapse of America by attacking the dollar. The resulting inflation would cause people with already strapped budgets to default on their loans, creating a domino effect of bankruptcy.If America suffered another crash comparable to The Great Depression trillions in wealth would suddenly change hands and trillions would leave the country.

If another depression were to happen, Islamists could multiply the effectives of their terrorism by stirring up a fearful population into violence. After everything bottomed out American Islamists could-with foreign help- acquire trillions in property at pennies on the dollar,thus allowing for a political takeover.

The biggest implication of an economic collapse in America, however, would be a shift in the global balance of power. America would no longer be in a position to stop or restrain the march of global Islamism.

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