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The Way to Conquer Militant Islam

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Submitted by James Foard (United States), Sep 29, 2003 at 18:41

Regarding the war with Militant Islam, what we have in the world at this time is a clash of civilizations, a clash of worldviews, and one side must prevail. And even though there are those who are called "moderate" Muslims, nevertheless the Muslims who are of the extremist brand are simply those Muslims who have read their Koran and have taken its bloody precepts to heart! It is the leading clerics in the Muslim world who are proclaiming the call to jihad; these are not the fringe elements of their faith who are initiating this war!

This is the main difference between the Islamic fanatics and those fringe groups of Christians who bomb buildings and shoot abortion doctors-they are the fringe element of Christianity, they are not the mainstream leaders of the major Christian movements, but those in the Islamist camp who are calling for the slaughter of the infidels are the leaders of the mainstream movements of the Muslim faith!

When the liberals and the dominant western media lump all "fundamentalists" together in one big bag, making no distinction as to whether they are Christian or Islamic, this is a slanderous calumny of the gravest proportions; to lump a Christian who takes his or her faith seriously, with a Muslim who takes his or her faith seriously would be to put Mother Teresa and Osama Bin Laden in the same camp, nevertheless that is what the liberals and their toadies in academia have done when they have besmirched Christians with their propaganda.

This is the crucial difference, and whether we like it or not, we are in a war for our culture, for our way of life, for those grand institutions of civil and religious liberty that we take for granted and that are the foundations of our heritage of lawful freedom to worship and to choose our system of government. This is in fact a war that began centuries ago, and despite what has been taught in our history books, the Crusades were a defensive war being fought against Islamic fanatics who wanted to turn Europe into an Islamic state, and they had already conquered the entire middle east with the sword and had made their way all the way to Vienna, and they occupied Spain for many centuries. Were it not for the crusaders turning the muslim hoards back, all the women in Europe would be wearing burkas and we would be under the muslim rule of shariah.

"But we all worship the same God, don't we?". Well, don't we? What a wonderful message, what a unique thought! What a statement of peace, brotherhood, co-existence. I would say to that person who makes such a profound remark (and they probably made the statement after an exhaustive study of all the great religions of the world, after all, it wouldn't simply come from some idiot in the grocery line talking off the top of their head, would it?), I would say to that person "Do you like to travel? Wouldn't you like to see the countries of the world? Why don't you go to Saudi Arabia, or any other Muslim country, and tell them your wonderful message for world peace. Go and tell them that God and Allah and Buddha are all names for the same God! They might want to hear it. I'm sure that once you were within the borders of Saudi Arabia, or Pakistan, or Indonesia, or Iraq, or Iran, or Jordan, or any other Islamic country, and you shared with them your wonderful message of peace, that your Muslim brothers would welcome you with open arms. However, it might easily be your sentence for a lengthy imprisonment, or even your epitaph as well; what one can say freely here in America in perfect and profound ignorance is not so easily tolerated by those who follow the teachings of the "Prophet".
There is only one Muslim country on the face of the earth that has at least a modest record of protecting human rights and freedom: Azerbaijan, a Turkic country on the steps of central Asia, however even there recently Baptists and Seventh Day Adventists have been undergoing certain oppresive measures from the government.

If other Muslim countries could follow their example, then perhaps there could be peace on this earth between Muslims and other religions, but at this point, Islam is definitely not a religion of peace, and in it's long, bloody history it never has been.
Mark my words, at this time Saudi Arabia is pouring millions of dollars into the United States, building mosques, and setting up Islamic schools and camps for young converts, filling them with hatred for Christians and Jews, and even though the Muslims in this country at this point are relatively peaceful (except the ones who fly airplanes into buildings), when their numbers reach a certain point, like killer bees they will turn on those who are the "infidels" and wage a jihad within our own borders....

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