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Islamist Year Zero

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Submitted by Timbre (United States), Jun 6, 2005 at 23:43

There is almost no hope of ideologically pacifying Jihadists. There belief structure is so nihilist, they regard any other form of ideas or "facts" as propaganda from the Disbelievers. Unfortunately, the only way to end Jihad Islamism is to deal them so many crushing military defeats that they begin to doubt Allah is on their side. Even then, many will rationalize their defeats by saying they weren't militant enough, or not faithful enough. But those are lost already; they eagerly accept death as proof their life was right.
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