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Islam is not a "racial" issue, so likening Islam to a bacillus is not racist

Reader comment on item: Moshe Ya'alon's "Harsh" and "Heartless" Comment about the Palestinians
in response to reader comment: "Bacilus" is a racist remark

Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Aug 11, 2009 at 16:15

Yes, I used the "bacillus" analogy because Palestian Moslems are both self-reproducing and harmful to Israel (or other countries where Moslems go), like a bacillus.

But it is not a racist comment because no "race" is involved or even implied -- their Moslem religion is what makes them harmful to Israel. If most or all Palestinians were most or perhaps any other religion than Moslem, the whole problem would probably have long been resolved or forgotten.

Palestinian Christians in Israel may not be crazy about Israel (I'm a Christian, but honestly know little about Christians in the West Bank and nothing about non-Jewish Christians in Israel), but they're better off under Israel than under the former Palestinian Moslem majority.

Unfortunately, Moslems (of any race, including e.g. the American Jewish-convert-to-Islam Adam Gadahn) are like a bacillus wherever they go, a self-reproducing presence that poses risk and inevitably eventual harm to the host.

Whether Islam initially spread by force (most places) or peacefully (Malaya, Indonesia, Europe), it has so far inevitably become a problem for the safety and freedom of non-Moslems.

I fear Islam will destroy the flaccid Western civilization and replace it with a new Dark Age (made more terrible with high technology) but I that does not make me a racist because it is not a racial issue.

A person of any race who converts to Islam has selected an obviously violent and freedom-destroying religion. I believe we all have an inherent moral compass that tells them they are thus doing evil.

Off topic, but I want to add that I feel differently about those (of any race) born into Islam -- I am afraid their moral compass is warped from birth and they can't be held morally responsible to nearly the same degree (and the absolutely heartbreaking films from MEMRI about Palestian toddlers being turned into incipient murderous monsters with Moslem indoctrination show what I mean.)

PS: Responding to Daniel's earlier response to me, I found that kind of a "non-response" that de facto agreed with me -- they are not defeated because they have no concept of defeat and most or all of the reasonably projections about world politics and demographics point to their eventual triumph through violence or voting in Israel.


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