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There is hope

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Nov 1, 2015 at 03:41

Andrew,

Your hyperbole in calling the Arab Muslims "animals" and "subhumans" misses an important point: They in fact are NOT animals nor subhumans; they merely (as a group) behave as such. What causes this in not their genetic makeup, but their belief system and worldview that is passed on from generation to generation.

It is true that in immediate situations, such as during an Intifada, the Israelis must take drastic actions to protect their people from this animal-like behavior of the Muslims. Also, it is appropriate at times to take pre-emptive action, such as the strikes on the nuclear reactors in Iraq and Syria, or the strike against Egyptian air power in 1967. Ultimately, though, we need to realize that these are indeed human beings, and that they need to be won over from the inside out. The Egyptians and Jordanians took the lead in this, by agreeing to and to some extent following through on peace treaties with Israel. The PLO and other "Palestinian" groups, of course, have been comepletly faithless in such matters.

There is a lot going on in people's minds nowadays, that hasn't happened for thousands of years: There is a battle going on for people's hearts and minds, largely on the Internet. Through these means, dastardly crews such as ISIS are able to recruit members. Through these means also, however, Muslims are becoming exposed to the way of thinking of Westerners, Jews and Christians, and becoming familiar with our foundational doctrines. I believe this has been having a profound effect upon Muslims, and will continue to do so -- so there is hope, beyond the "Law of the Jungle".

Shalom shalom :-)

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