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Submitted by Will Embers (United States), Apr 14, 2013 at 23:31

Mr Prashant makes some excellent points.

Islamism is more widely entrenched than any of us knows. As an example, Bangladesh has recently seen mass protests by Islamist groups wanting to institute blasphemy laws. The secular government of Bangladesh is so far resisting, but the opposition is in league with the Islamists and have already ruled the nation before. What makes Islamism difficult is that its supporters don't care about its economic failures and welcome that as an alternative to what they see as the "evil" of Western capitalism. They are perfectly content to endure poverty and famine in this world as the price to be with their 100 virgin huris in the next.

Women in the Islamic world tend to remain subordinate to the men. In so much as they speak up, its usually only to portray solidarity with the slavery of Islam. How many Muslim women joined the Femen Topless Jihad recently? But there were many who posed in burqas claiming its their "freedom" to "choose" to wear the burqa.

Unfortunately there are no short term answers for us, because otherwise we'd have solved the problem after 1400 years of trying to rid the world of these barbarians.


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