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Unicorn or Old Goat?

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Submitted by TL Winslow (United States), Dec 30, 2010 at 14:33

"I'm told that modern Islam is like the unicorn, much discussed but never seen—but its supporters do exist. You see Muslims all over arguing against Islamism, but they're not a movement and they're not coherent or organized with a follower and money. It needs deep thinkers—interpreters of the Quran and other sacred scriptures—along with activists and politicians."

I've heard that one before, it's called the Hunt of the Unicorn. Unicorns do exist, they're all over the woods. Too bad, after the hunt is over, they're lucky to get a goat with one broken horn.

Unlike those who fought so long and hard against the all-powerful Church, Muslims have to fight against Muhammad and Allah themselves, and are doomed to lose. You're either with them or against them, and if you sell them out for infidels they'll find new Muslims who won't. The only fight I see in Islam is between those who want Islam to rule the world today, and those who want it to rule it tomorrow, and how and what timing and tactics.

The very word Islam says submit or surrender, personally or militarily, so Muslims can rule the land in the name of Allah. Moderate Islam would have to start by chucking at least Muhammad, but then what would be left? Wasn't he Allah's only and final prophet? What about the Quran? Should moderate Muslims scissor it up like Thomas Jefferson did the Gospels? What would they end up with?Would that be like Microsoft's famed vaporware, wait another month for delivery, recursively forever? If Muslims want to join the human race they should quit spitting in the wind and renounce Islam and join the non-Muslim world.

The world of the future doesn't need Islam under any guise. I'm beginning to think that the Arabic language should be dumped too, as a safety precaution, because the Quran isn't just a book ... Let them listen to the Stones.

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