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Coddlers of Islam/terrorism

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Submitted by Peter le Cornu (United States), Feb 4, 2008 at 22:55

As I continue to research online the Western reaction to Islamic actions in recent times, I am overwhelmed by the quantity and intensity of accomodationism which I encounter. Neville Chamberlain is a resolute warrior by comparison with most Western governments.

While the most stringently anti-Islamic websites usually take a rightist or "conservative" tone, in fact the coddlers seem to come from both right and left. On the right, nobody dare challenge Islam because it might affect the sacrosanct corporate interest (notably of oil companies). On the Left, the fiction of the poor 3rd world Muslims as oppressed victims of Western imperialism must be maintained, based on the very false assumption that anyone taking an anti-Western stance must also be standing against capitalist abuses and therefore is a friend of the working class.

Both leftists and rightists seem to have lost their minds. I have no constructive comment to make beyond that. If no cohort in the West has the sense to solidify its opposition to ongoing (for 14 centuries!) Islamic imperialism, then what can I do but await the inevitable day when finally enough outrage has been perpetrated that a significant number of persons in the West finally awaken to the nature of the threat to global freedom, democracy, peace and culture represented by Islam.

I am unsure what to do at present other than await that day, hoping it will come sooner rather than later, and not too late.

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