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Defeating Islamofascism

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Submitted by Janusz Kowalik (United States), Jun 19, 2008 at 14:42

After defeating fascism and communism in the 20th Century the West is facing a new enemy, this time wirh a heavy religious underpinnings. Islamofascism has some strength that other enemies did not have but it also has weaknesses that will help to defeat it. Islamofascism is extremely fanatical .Many if not all terrorists believe in the Paradise in the sky and for hard to understand reasons want to get there. Many Moslems believe in superiority of Islam and that they are destined to become the only religion on the planet.

Compared to this fanatical beliefs the West is not as strong in the efforts to defend itself. West appears to be much less determined to fight and make sacrifices needed for victory .It is not common to find Westerners who are proud of our accomplishments in the material and human spheres. Clearly the Western civilization has established most of the currently followed models for governing, freedoms and scxientific progress.

We have excellent reasons to be very proud of the West but listening to the media one gets an impression tah there are only problems and failures. How could our enemy feel that we are strong if we ourselves do not have confidence in our ideas and accomplishments.On the positive side of the strenght baalnce we can list the Western economic and technological resources and much higher intellectual land educational levels of an average citizen .

The war can be won but only if we define the enemy correctly and mobilize all our citizens to participate and support the war effort. What is needed is an ideological offensive with clear description of the enemy and its objectives. All media instead of professing defeatism and pseudo liberalism should participate in the ideological offensive by publishing factual information about the threats we all face. At some point most of the Westerners will realize that the islamofascism is not only threatening Israel, but all civilizations outside Islam.

We are now far from this objective.

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