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Muslim Opposition to Infidels

Reader comment on item: Let Iraqis run Iraq

Submitted by Peter Lubin (United States), Oct 16, 2003 at 20:25

Your phrase "the hostility felt by Muslims against those non-Muslims who would rule them" should read, more correctly, thus "The hostility felt by Muslims against non-Muslims." Such hostility has little to do with whether those non-Muslims "would rule them." The American forces freed the Iraqis from a murderous despot, something no one else could or would dare to do; they now are busy building schools, roads, clearing ports, and so on; they are eager to get out; clearly they have no desire to "rule" the Iraqis but wish only to administer things not one day longer than necessary, so that some semblance of order, decency, and human rights may be established.

The objection to them, the palpable lack of gratitude, comes from the fact of their being Infidels, non-Muslims. Nor do the Israelis have any desire, in truth, to "rule over non-Muslims" but they must defend their own lives and the existence of their tiny state, even if that requires some degree of such rule; their refusal to submit to Arab Muslim subjugation is intolerable in Muslim eyes, but hardly constitutes a desire to "rule over non-Muslims" though it may, in Arab propaganda, be depicted as such.

The Indian refusal to hand over Indian Kashmir to the theocracy of Pakistan, with all that means for human rights (including the Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians of Kashmirwho would be driven out or massacred) is not based on any "desire to rule over non-Muslims." The Filipino refusal to surrender to Moro Liberation Front demands is not based on a "desire to rule over non-Muslims" but on a refusal to surrender to Muslim demands for the dismemberment of the Philippines. It is a tenet of Islam that it must prevail, always and everywhere; Muslims must eventualy conquer, by force or by demography, all lands everywhere, and must subjugate and rule over all non-Muslims, everywhere. This is clearly stated in Qur'an and hadith; let it be just as clearly, and matter-of-factly, understood.

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