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in response to reader comment: Maybe an "optimistic" scene at the end ?

Submitted by Pat (United States), May 25, 2007 at 09:39

Ianus,

Only in America could anyone view Americans' loss of their basic freedoms of religion, speech, press and association (the ultimate aim of Islam) as "optimistic".

There are many countries where Muslims are free to live and practice. One of them is America. Your problem is that America also allows Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and even atheists to live freely without praying toward Mecca. That will be your undoing.

The scene you suggest is not optimistic. It's the end of freedom in this once-great country. It's a peaceful ending, but the peace comes at too high a price. In the words of one of America's founding fathers:

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, almighty God. I know not what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

Islam is submission. Submission is slavery. Life in America or anywhere else on Earth is not so dear as to be purchased at the price of Islam.

I will forever remain a proud infidel in a once-proud and once-great country. Since I will never pay the jizya and will never accept Muhammad, death will be my fate in your "optimistic" ending.

Submitting....

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