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Islam is Seen, and Heard, as It Continues on a Destructive Path - Where is the Wisdom in That?

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Dec 14, 2009 at 11:54

If we see that Islam is on the rise, and those who know are in agreement that the Muslim population does have a commanding role in the various counties that promote Islam as an integral part of their culture, say we not well that Islam intends great things in the increase of the Islamic Prophet's following?

Are we to dismiss the words of the Iranian president as he moves Iran closer to a position of power in a region that has struggled with whose power is superior, that with nuclear energy at his disposal, his power will have moved to be equal with Pakistan and India? Are we to dismiss such things?

If not Muslims, to whom does one attribute the spread of Islam? There is inference in Salah Ali's tome that agents of Christianity are to be blamed for the spread of the fanatical Muslims' activities around the world, that –al Qaeda is, by his thoughts and words, a product of supposed US imperialism in the Arabic world. By that argument, Wahabist sensibilities are exports of US intrusions into the Muslim's arena of influence and thereby America is the single greatest proponent of the increase of Islam, not the Muslims. It is a strange argument, and one that defies the logic of the true circumstance.

Granted, US business enterprises in the Middle East are, in fact, the economic engine that fuels the Arabic world's own economic enterprises, but only to the extent that the US dollar is accepted as substitute coin of the realm. Once the dollar is obtained, it is converted to gold or some other means of exchange and hoarded, or used to embellish artifacts of the Islamic sensibilities. Or, it is used to further the cause of Islam against the 'great satan' (a Muslim's argument, not mine), to further spread the umbrella of the Quran and achieve shari'a anywhere it can be imposed. But wait; does that not counter the earlier argument that the US is the greatest exporter of Islam? Nay, it cannot be both ways.

There is none but those of the following of Islam to which its spread can be attributed, that the proponents of the Islamic Prophetic can be rightly associated with the spread of shari'a law. Christianity cannot be blamed for the destruction of Christian properties at the hands of Muslims, nor can Christianity be blamed for the divisions between Sunni and Shiite factional fighting like that seen in Iraq.

Those things are seen(the world broadcast images are hard to miss), though there does not appear to be any wiser demonstrations of affinities for the sectarian violence that continues to plague Iraq, and to a greater extent now, in the bombing that are on the apparent increase in other predominantly Muslim locales. The rhetoric from the Iranian president and his Foreign minister are not feigned; neither is the message from those who continue in their preparations to unsettle Israel. Do we ignore those things as well? Is that not the message of Muslims who would promote Islam on a world wide scale, for western sensibilities to sleep through the Islamic process of domination, or be trampled for being obstructionist?

Seriously, this is already seen, and the message does come through, and the Swiss are not the only ones who object. But who is the wise one, he who sees and waits, or acts?

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