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Submitted by donvan (United States), Jul 23, 2008 at 15:06

It is unfortunate that the study of a geographic region cannot be studied reative to the interests of the United States without regard to the mythology of the region. The Islamic Mythologies embraced by the region should have no influence on the policy of the US toward the region. Yet clearly, the mythology of the so called Muslams is the 300 pound gorilla in the room.

Because the mythology is animated and motivated by violence, and the Academics cannot and will not condemn the mythology as the central cause of the belligerence toward non Mu'slams by practioneers of the mythology, the dog continues to chase the Islamic tail. Academics and political elites are determined to mollify or reform the dogma of a mythology based on subjugation and violence. The tools of rational thought, reasoned argument, and intellect are woefully inadequate to the task. There is a reason that the Mu'slam countries are prone to violence, barbarity, and force. The reason is the mythology they embrace; Islam. No Academic or working professional will condemn the mythology itself as the cause of the perpetual hostility, yet that is the truth.


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