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The Coming and Going of 'Ummah' - What Will It Cost When Israel Wins

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 22, 2011 at 12:14

Greetings Debanjan:

The clearer the terms the better; for if one does not understand what is about to happen, not even the best forensics will provide the explanation of what happened.

In conceding the premise of NATO's initial purpose, to provide a defense against the already surging ambitions of Soviet global domination, war torn Europe had no chance to ward off the attacks that the Soviet military made against the already spent armies of the former Third Reich in lands they formerly held. Only a nuclear armed America had a chance and that was placed at the disposal of NATO, said and done.

But the former Soviet Union was relegated to the background with its collapse and the focus of threats to world peace shifted. For some, especially in the Muslim world, America was, as is, perceived as a world threat. The problem with that is America should not have to use its military to engage in world enterprises, but is forced to by powers that would shove America off the world stage. Oh, but that nasty little problem: America is still nuclear armed.

In the subsequent shifts in global trends, while the former Soviet Union is not a shadow on world events, the Russian CIS is not a contender to be trifled with. In south Asia, as I am sure you are confident in, India and Pakistan are nuclear contenders. Iran is coming up fast. Oh, and let us not forget China. Do you see where this is going?

But these are all distractions. On Friday, September 23rd, the little quasi-national entity of the 'Palestinian' Authority will request from these very same world powerhouses elevated stature, ostensibly to be side by side with Israel, but in reality as a tactic to eventually try and replace Israel. M. Abbas has not minced his words; and along with Erekat their intentions are made known. With NATO surely set squarely in the middle of this because of Libya, how are we to expect Turkey to be postured-as a friend?

Now, to your last and more telling observation, the force for 'ummah' is indeed on the horizon, a situation that by Biblical standards is inevitable. Islam need not worry about emigrating to the west; they are already here. Does western society know what to do about that? One could have said that maybe they did at one time, but they are not faring as well as they could were they not so easily compromised. And that is the point that the Muslim ideological rationale follows.

For centuries, Islam has been in and out of the world view, trying as mightily as it can to tell an unbelieving world that it has all the advantages that a muezzin can shout out about. But if it has not occurred yet, if Islam is all that it is made out to be, with its supposedly 'irrefutable' logic and call to worship a god that has not sacrificed in love for its people, what real advantage is there to becoming Muslim? I would rather be called a fool for responding to the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ instead.

But to cases at hand…..

Should the world prepare for the complete infusion of Islamicism against the known principles of a 'Christianesque' western world view? Strangely, this has been going one for centuries with no full results. Now why do you suppose that is? There is a simple answer, but having been already warned of that and the warning ignored, I'll not waste your time going over it again. All I need do now is say: watch Israel.

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