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Arabian "Smoke and Mirrors"

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Submitted by Lou from Queens,NYC,USA (United States), May 27, 2005 at 10:38

And so we have come to the point in Middle-Eastern where the people of Iraq have to choose between a reactionary past or an enlightened future. Surrounded by powerful corrupt regimes, the Iraqi people have no choice but to search out and destroy the remaining Saddam hooligans, villains, and foreign usurpers who wish to dominate that country. They along with their allies must fight against the hopeless corruption, lack of imagination, xenophobia, religious bigotry, and vulgarity that now encompass the Middle East. The Arabian intellectuals, scientists, and engineers that have fled to Western Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia must now come out of hiding to stand and fight for liberty and democracy. Muslim clerics worldwide must also make a stance as to whither they will tolerate the sacrilegious barbaric and destructive behavior of the terrorist groups who wish to bring a religious and sectarian civil war to that nation and perhaps the rest of the world. It is the responsibility of free Muslims everywhere to break their deafening silence about the carnage and killing fields of Iraq.

The creeping paralysis that has become the Middle East has produced Saddam, Arafat, bin Laden, al Zarqawi, Adu Nidal, Khala Khadar al Salahat, and the infamous Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini ("Fuhrer of the Arabic World") to name a few, but they themselves are merely the visible tumors of the cancer that is slowly destroying that region. These people and their cultists have abducted Islam for their own evil and distorted purposes. Remember the assassination of President Anwar al Sadat of Egypt who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his treaty with Israel. The paralyzing knife attack on Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz (Nobel Prize Winner) who was 84 at the time by a young so-called Islamic fundamentalist is yet another horrible example of the fanaticism that now infects the area. Is it any wonder that this region plagued by hatred, regional conflicts and civil wars has over 350 billion dollars of its own wealth invested in other countries? Presently the Middle East is burdened by the highest military spending in the world. In 1997, the Middle East spent 7 percent of its total GNP on weapons, as opposed to the 2.5 percent world average. The region taken as a whole has only grown half the rate of other developing countries during the 1990s. The literacy rate has dropped to (63 percent) which is roughly equivalent to that of sub-Saharan Africa.

The malevolent fiends fighting against the democracy in Iraq have no real answers to these problems except to give hate sermons, issue phony religious edicts, and offer martyrdom to their deranged followers. Their superficial rhetoric, limited intellect, dearth of new ideas, lack of knowledge of the rest of the world, is the by-product of the repressive stagnant societies in which they dwell. In any other area of the world these delusional creatures would be locked up and put inside a madhouse under heavy sedation. Their continued survival will, left unabated, lead to continued mayhem in Iraq, spark a hideous regional war, and eventually effect a suicidal confrontation with the West. May GOD grant the Iraqi people victory over their nihilistic enemies for in the end it is their country, their freedom, and their future to win or lose.
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