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Good thought....Arius

Reader comment on item: When Conservatives Argue about Islam
in response to reader comment: Confused???

Submitted by Steven Sehgal (India), Jul 26, 2007 at 09:15

Good point, Arius and this is a vexed problem. You say education is the solution. But this is like saying that to get rid of guerilla snipers in a war zone you need to drop leaflets on them.

I would not recommend conversion of a single muslim if there is a choice. The fact is, with Islamism, there is no choice. Islam is a hyper evangelical cult and we cannot afford to sit back and offer cultured and politically correct responses. Islamists view these as signs of weakness in the enemy camp. The only way to fight Islam is to take the fight into their camp. Please do not take the word "conversion" too literally. When I say "conversion" you will notice that I did not say "conversion to Christianity" or likewise. The challenge is to get them to abandon Islam and reach their true potential. If it means that they should become sun-worshippers or atheists so be it.

To fight unconventional enemies, you need unconventional means.

One of the truly liberated voices I have heard in the Muslim world is Irshad Manji. She professes a form of free personalised Islam - very admirable, and maybe there's a way out there...


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