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Reader comment on item: Support the lesser evil [in Saudi Arabia]

Submitted by Michael (United States), May 31, 2004 at 20:00

It may be true that the milder version of Wahhabism is the lesser evil, but does that mean it's a right thing to do to support it?

Ikhwan has been defeated it may be defeated again, and again but, how to get rid of it completely and forever. It's like an evil Jinni that comes back every 1000 years.

Isn't it better to let people experience the beauty of Islam for as long as they can enjoy it. After all they aspire it, it's their product, so they deserve it. Why should we pay the price for the problems, barbarism of men that want to destroy us? Why?
Let the people live the way they want.

The only thing we should do is to protect our countries from their assault. It must be cheaper and easier to close boarders of our countries from attacker or even potential attacker, than to send and to support an army overseas. And it's not that hard to predict who we should close the boarders from. And if somebody's human rights are violated, ... did they have the human rights in the first place? And besides, I will better be discriminated against than to be killed, or forcibly converted to Islam, or live in any Islamic state.
Islam is a self degenerative phenomena, it survives as long as it can conquer, take possession of something that was produced by others. it can not bring an advancement it cant produce. Or, I am not aware of such things. If not the oil in Saudi Arabia and in the rest of Islamic world (which is a miracle, almost all oil reserves are concentrated in Islamic world) it would disappear long ago.
And if they want to learn how to fly planes, or they want to get an advanced knowledge in biochemistry or physics let them try to learn it in Afghanistan, an Islamic state is a perfect place for them to pursue an advanced knowledge in anything. If we can isolate them from acquiring products of our world, than they would be able to attack us only with swords and spears.
And eventually the phenomena will limit itself and hopefully die out. Iran may be a good example.

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