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Wishful thinking but where's the plan?

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Submitted by Graham R-B (Israel), Jul 28, 2008 at 10:24

I believe I am among many other non-Muslims who would welcome the demise of Islamism which nestles in the protection of fellow Muslims who are not quite so extreme. The example of the fall of the Soviet Union however, though encouraging, loses sight of the fact that what we're dealing with in Islam is far more powerful and resistant than the nuclear arsenals in the hands of Communist leaders who fortuitously dared not use them.

The hatred of and the goal of the destruction of all non-Islamic people and their cultures are now embedded as vital tenets of their religion. Any action targeting these would be tantamount to attempts at conversion or reform from their religion. This would only harden their determination and resistance.

You have a dream but give us a plan.


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