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Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), Jun 27, 2008 at 20:25

You made statements that Europeans were "Better" at conquering the world. If you are a biblical person, than you remember the story of Pharaoh. It does not exactly prove merit. Perhaps they were psychotic, savage, brutal? You can add that to your list of reasons they were so successful.

Yes, they were in some cases. That is why war is called war.

Do you know how the West is successful ? Winning quick battles through brute force, however, it is the long battles that they lose. This is why Islam will remain a thorn in their throats.

Islam, well orthodox Islam, not moderate Islam, is a thorn in people's throats because religious zealots with delusional ideas that will erase humanity's progress currently control it in many parts of the world. They are belligerent and abrasive and they kill and shun the moderates for their own selfish gain.

Just like the Nazis in Germany did.

Most Westerners wouldn't even care if you practiced Islam or not, it's just so many elements of Islam are interfering with other people's rights, rights given to them by Allah and that no human Muslim has the right to interfere with!

The British thought that they destroyed it when they took over. They thought that the people would leave their religion.

I don't think so. The British, like most Western expansionist states, were after resources. If you are referring the conversion to Christianity, missionaries usually accompanied explorers.

Actually, many Britons were concerned that their army was stretched too thin, so I don't think the British as a whole were arrogant persecutors of Islam or anyone else. They wanted power and resources and strategic vantage points over France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, China, Italy and all the other players.

Changing the religion of people in the Middle East was at best a secondary concern.

History proves the "mighty" fall just as hard as the weak. All power is with Allah he gives to whom he chooses.

Then I would say Allah has blessed America richly. Right now, America has a lot of power.

Check the Bible for information of Gog and Magog, I believe S T S has given some information. What civilization fits that description? FYI Bush has been called "Magog" by his allies, (Zionists), Interesting Huh?

First of all, STS's information is usually riddled with bias.

It's also interesting that you agree with Israel on this.

The West is still trying to expand. They are seeking to take the religion of Islam from the hearts of the people. It is an ideological war. We all know what happens when Superpowers loose ideological wars, they invade.

Europe is expanding peacefully via the EU, but fear of losing global influence is driving that more than some idealistic notion of unity, I would argue.

The United States has shown incredible restraint for a world power in expansion. There was, of course, the debacle of the Phillipines which was a disaster, but America has done something no one else has done in history: After winning wars, we allow defeated nations to keep their sovereign rights. You saw this with Germany, Japan and now Iraq and Afghanistan.

Why do this?

Simple: it reduces the tensions and reduces the chances for future conflicts.

Nura, you are intelligent, but I think you need to start looking at how the world works from a more objective standpoint. If you're going to come on here and just defend Islam and give Muslims of all shapes and colors free passes on everything historical and give the impression that the West should be dormant so Islam can take it over, you're never going to truly understand the balance of power on this planet.

I've seen liberals often make the same mistakes.


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