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Intellectualism and Islam???

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Submitted by Lewis Loflin (United States), Aug 18, 2010 at 22:57

I can't comment enough on the superb work of Mr. Pipes whom I've followed for years. But as one of those "bloggers" are we hearing the opinion of some left-wing reporter at the unbiased Washington Post or is this what Mr. Pipes really believes?

Like a lot of Americans i'm sick of intellectual elitists thumbing their noses at the rest of us. These "intellectuals" invent one monsterous philosophy after another and many of those destructive philosophies have infected Islam. Muslim terrorists only copy the methods employed by Marxists and fascists developed by "intellectuals".

But Islam is still a violent backward, religion and political ideology. I'm not interested in "dialog" with those that would kill me or strip me of my individual rights if they came to power. We need to treat this problem as we would Nazism or communism and political correctness be damned.

If anyone wants proof of how America has failed in Afghanistan and this entire issue, let me quote the New York Times August 16 that blamed the Taliban for the latest stoning:

The Taliban on Sunday ordered their first public executions by stoning since their fall from power nine years ago, killing a young couple who had eloped, according to Afghan officials and a witness.

The punishment was carried out by hundreds of the victims' neighbors in a village in northern Kunduz Province, according to Nadir Khan, 40, a local farmer and Taliban sympathizer, who was interviewed by telephone. Even family members were involved, both in the stoning and in tricking the couple into returning after they had fled.

The whole village and their families were in on it! And another note from the Times itself:

Perhaps most worrisome were signs of support for the action from mainstream religious authorities in Afghanistan. The head of the Ulema Council in Kunduz Province, Mawlawi Abdul Yaqub, interviewed by telephone, said Monday that stoning to death was the appropriate punishment for an illegal sexual relationship, although he declined to give his view on this particular case. An Ulema Council is a body of Islamic clerics with religious authority in a region.

End quote. So what are we dying for in that garbage hole nation? We are not allowed to name the enemy, other than some abstract organization known as the Taliban. It's the whole culture and the religion itself. What about the case of convert to Christianity who almost got executed? Converts out of Islam are still murdered by Muslims.

What is the goal? What are we doing? I want no dialog with savages such as this. If that makes one a "non-intellectual" then I consider it a compliment.

My blog on Islam is at http://www.sullivan-county.com/islam/index.htm


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