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Reader comment on item: Combating the Ideology of Radical Islam

Submitted by John D'souza (United Arab Emirates), Dec 4, 2004 at 05:12

I am a expatriate working in the Gulf. In my 14 years experience mingling and living with muslim Arabs, I have come to the conclusion that there is no moderate and fundamentalist islam! It is but the same coin with different faces! You have to consider that Islam is more than a religion... it is in fact also a dictatorial political system. It divides humanity into Dar-ul-islam & dar-ul-harb, i.e. the world of islam battling the evil world of non islamic pagans whom the faithful have to harb (war) against!

The west has always had a problem with fanatic ideologies like fascism and nazism. It tackled the former when the damage was already inflicted and bitter. I believe the same would happen in case we do not tackle this ideology without being ashamed to call a spade a spade. Why do we have to be diplomatic and mince words about a religion which is so clear of its agenda of bloodshed and destruction? Our media can be so loud and critical about our Judeo Christian roots but not a word about fundamentalist Islam and its Jihad agenda.

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