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It has always been the job of the US government to promote the ascendency of radical Islam

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Sep 23, 2012 at 06:30

Dear Prashant ,

I have always admired your posts and mostly agreed with them. However I am a bit hesitant to consent to your conclusion :

>Once again it is not the governments of the world that are failing in standing up to Islam; it is the people of the world.<

I am afraid it is not as simple as that . First, note the glaring disproportion between what governments can and do and what the people can and do. Modern social technologies, control of the media and market monopolies have enabled governments to act as arbitrarily and as tyrannically as never before. Today's neoliberal governments that are allegedly elected by the people and do rule against the people, to the latter's detriment on behalf of much more powerful corporate interests than the people. How much is still left of the original Constitution of the US with all anti-constitutional laws and acts passed in the recent decades ?

I am not aware of a single case where the US government has stood up against the ascendency of Islam during the last 70 years. Quite the contrary, I am well aware of how the same government -no matter Republican or Democratic - has consistently worked to accelerate and consolidate this ascendency worldwide. What is worse, I am sure that both you and I could cite a plethora of cases where people who actually stood up against Islam's threat and inroads were silenced, harassed and persecuted by the the US government and other governments that all act as US vassals and imitate its policies.

So in my opinion it is not enough for the people to stand up against Islam as this will always be followed by the government's immediate reaction defending Islam and demonizing and attacking its opponents among the people. What is badly needed is therefore to overthrow the quisling government which has entered an unholy partnership with Islam and thus that has betrayed the people and their most basic interests.

>And it is in this context our salute must go to Salman Rushdie who as recently as this week reiterated his opinion that questioning dogma is a human right.<

Interesting. But in the meantime what I hear is that the government and its chaindogs in the media is using this "human right" to brand opinions like mine or yours as "dogma of Islamophobia" and represent their own dogmas and absurdities spread in the controlled media and school curricula as "free speech". We will never come to terms with those perverted cultural nihilists and traitors who have too much power over us and are ruling our countries world on behalf of Islamic interests , not ours!


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