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War on Islam has to be of Ideas

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Submitted by B.N.Gururaj (India), Mar 2, 2009 at 22:37

Coercing Muslims or for that matter anyone to change their ideas and beliefs would not work. All the coercions of the totalitarian regimes of 20th century could not achieve this, be it Nazism, or Communism. Present information revolution is a great tool for waging a war of ideas. The idea that Islam is a hollow religion, or rather an imperialist ideology masquerading as religion must be brought home to the Muslims. It could take several generations or centuries. But, this is the only way of defeating a dangerous ideology like Islam, harmful to Muslims, and more harmful to others.

Islam's de-humanising influence, its inequiteous treatment of women, equally inequiteous treatment of non-muslims in Muslim majority countries must be brought home to the Muslims to show what an ujust system of Governance, Islam is. Islam must be exposed as the greatest disaster that has hit human civilization in the last fourteen hundred years must be brought out through the Information revolution. The destruction caused by Islam, of civilizations, past religions, places of worship, salve trading must be exposed.

The information on the past misdeeds that Islam inspired amongst its followers must be shown as the fault of Islam and not of the followers. Because, Islam has inspired identical destructive behaviour amongst its followers irrespective of the race, and nationality of the followers - from Spain to Indonesia, from Central Europe to Africa. Islam must be exposed for what it is, an imperialist ideology and must be returned to its place of birth, i.e, Saudi Arabia.


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