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an Indirect Declaration of War to the Rest of the World

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Submitted by Ron Thompson (United States), Aug 2, 2011 at 09:49

"This is an indirect Declaration of War to the rest of the world, while still having a vote in the UN"

I'm not sure anything I've read since 9/11 that better captures the essence, the exclusivity, the supremacism, and the pathology, of Islam. I wish to thank the author for this, and for the rest of his splendid article.

What is most hopeful about this statement (and that might be an unexpected word to use!) is that if this geopolitical reality were generally accepted among peaceful people outside Islam, we just might be half-way to dealing with the problem. At least it might be hopeful compared to the irresponsibility of the Denial that so much of our leadership obsessively engages in, a denial and appeasement that can only signify weakness to the True Beleivers.

It is also, possibly, hopeful as a potential wedge between untold numbers of otherwise decent people who happen to be born into Islam, and the religion itself. For I do not believe there is a 'moderate' Islam,or even the possibility of such, but I do believe there are very many moderate, or decent, human beings lurking in the religion. But how can their 'better selves' emerge if the worldwide target of the fanatics of Islam continually make excuses for the awful belief system that has them in its grip?

If we accept the terrible and inevitable existential dilemna the religion of Mohammed places on its votaries, we would have a better chance of protecting ourselves, as well as possibly helping them free themselves from a belief system incompatible with a peaceful future.


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