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The Seductions of Islam - Why an American Might Think This is a Way to Go

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Submitted by M.Tovey (United States), May 4, 2015 at 11:36

If some people today make an attempt to insinuate into the mindset of those who reject the true American way of life, what might they find. Allegiances are hard fought for; and once given, hard to give up. In that vein, traitors were never fully given over to the allegiances of those they betray; they are clouds that provide no water and are blown about in vaporous forms that provide nothing in substance.

Was Gadahn any more a traitor than say, people of German descent that went over to the teachings of Nationalist Socialism in Germany during the terror years of Hitler (and some still do so today)? There are the implications that fascism underwrites the political (if not the religious) ministrations of the former Nazi Germany and the current Muslim Brotherhood ambitions to rule the world and this may have intrigued Gadahn - a sense of power beyond the mortal reach.

In one analysis, Islam is about seeking a power beyond normal human subliminations, but by its own terms, it is not achievable in those same human terms. But seeking death before truth is a defeat before any chance of winning; in the right sense of Truth, it should be sought out in life so that death is defeated and truth remains in spite of it. Gadahn will no longer have that chance to find out.

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