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The Sickness of Islam

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in response to reader comment: Sick, sick, SICK!

Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Feb 19, 2010 at 16:42

To hear the voices of rational men who counsel and teach and look for the sane and measured ways of a civilized society to deal with the murderous and cruel and yet protect society itself.

Mr. deBoullion beautifully expresses: "None of us (except our native sickos) want to be cruel, but I believe some cruelty to be necessary in order to protect ourselves, let the evil ones know who and what rules here and to serve as salutary examples."

and Dr. Pipes so rationally and scholarly replies: " I counsel a two-fold approach. (1) Win. (2) Attempt to get our more advanced ideas across. The latter may seem impossible today, but a century ago it likewise appeared to be inevitable."

What I like best is that both men want to win this blasted war and they are on our side!!!!! If only one of them would be called president, I'd feel a lot safer. The current president wants to take on the mantel of strength and sanity but comes across as weak and ill informed, as Sarkoszy said of him "... dangerously naive."

Maybe the next president will be more like Dr. Pipes and Mr. deBouillon or the great American hope of hopes Prime Minister Bebe Netanyahu ... this is my latest dream.

Dreams are one way to fight the oncoming government of insanity.

Thank you Mr. deBouillon for your thoughtful and measured and very sane ideas of winning.

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