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Do We Fully Appreciate The Madness Of Their Method?

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Submitted by Yonason (United States), Jun 6, 2005 at 17:45

First, an eye opening illustration of countries where jihad activity has been "reliably reported" (www.jihadwatch.org/archives/003897.php). Suffice it to say, it is a global problem, and although the Mullah's may now have to work harder to get their recruits, there is unfortunately no shortage, yet.

Now, regarding the "many implications" of "Mr. Cook's erudite and timely study."

The first and third are statements based on historical fact, while the second and third are not.

Regarding the first:

In contemplating the broad, and still metastasizing, swath of conquest and destruction these "peace loving" people have cut from the Western tip of North Africa all the way across southern Asia into Malaysia (www.islam101.com/dawah/muslim_world_map.html), it looks to me like the concept of Jihad has always been the engine driving Islam.

Regarding the second:

Of course, since Islamic thinkers have lately found it necessary to concretize and highlight the concept in order to revitalize it, that may signal a decrease in the willingness of the average Muslim to commit to such abhorrent behavior. So perhaps the second "implication," which is an hypothesis that Modern Islam is just "going through a stage," may well prove true. But, since the verdict of History isn't in on that one yet, I think a solid working back-up plan is in order: one that includes appropriate military action, when necessary.

Regarding the third:

This excellent and very thorough overview endorsed by Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, at (www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/index.htm) may be the best introductory source material on how this all evolved and gained that momentum over the last century.

Regarding the fourth:

It is just wishful thinking at this point. The operative term there is "could." And note that no mechanism is suggested that would bring it about (and also that implicit in that statement is the assumption that the majority of Muslims currently subscribe to it, if only passively!). So, permit me to venture that in order for them to reject Jihad, en-masse, they will need to be faced with an overwhelming existential crisis that clearly derives from their pursuit of that concept. But, as long as they appear to be winning, as they do now, what with G.W. striving to hack up Israel and serve them their wicked hearts' desire on a golden platter, that putative crisis isn't even on the radar.

And, even with a "decisive rejection" of "excessive"[?] Jihad by the "majority of Muslims," we will still be faced with a staggering problem if only a tiny fraction are left to keep their death-cult alive.

Remember, the destruction of Israel and the USA are their TOP priorities IN THAT ORDER. If "loosing" in the Speetoon district of Regurghistan will accomplish those ends, it is a no less "worthy" sacrifice than say the loss of a suicidal "martyr" who takes out a couple of an infidel's cows by self-immolating in an Ohio pasture. We must not get so excited about victories necessary to us, but which are secondary to them, that we loose sight, as we appear to be, of their ultimate goals.

Stay focused, people! They are.

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Now, on the lighter (from their perspective) side, lets see how the Islamists view Dr. Pipes' efforts?

(www.bendib.com/newones/2005/march/small/3-15-Pipes-Rescues-Islam.jpg)

Please note that this garbage seems to be the rule, rather than the exception, among all Muslim publications.

It is classic Arab propaganda, where they portray themselves as the innocent, naive victims of the towering demonic forces arrayed against them; (which of course justifies whatever ghoulish savagery they perpetrate in 'self-defense', right?) And, never mind that Pipes is trying desperately to see the good in them, and acknowledge it. They only use that as an excuse to portray his efforts as 'interference', which, depending on how central Jihad is to Islam, they may very well turn out to be. But that probably just depends on what the Muslim definition of 'is' is.


Information Links:
1. www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1253796
2. www.islamworld.net/justice.html
3. www.islamworld.net/jihad.html
4. www.youngmuslims.ca/online_library/books/jihad/
5. www.islam.org.au/articles/index.htm
6. www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cpc-pubs/know_thy_enemy/servold.pdf
7. http://www.deprogramprogram.com/wbswebpage.cfm?pagetextid=lgf&CFID=448368&CFTOKEN=27632470
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