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The Blind leading the blind

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Submitted by Richard L Rubenstein (United States), Jul 3, 2007 at 11:21

Having made study, research and teaching the history of religion my lifelong vocation, I am appalled by the ignorance of all too many of our nation's leaders concerning the depth of the Islamist threat to our civilization.. I am reminded of Jesus's comment, "And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." (Matt. 15:14), a saying graphically illustrated in Brueghel's celebrated painting. "The Blind Leading the Blind" (1568) that hangs in Naples' Galleria Nazionale.

Unfortunately, that is our condition in the United States today with far too many of our senior officials almost wholly ignorant of the mortal Islamist threat that confronts us. You cannot win a war if you do not know the enemy.

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