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A Manual for Planetary Genocide?

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Submitted by Ron Thompson (United States), Dec 16, 2015 at 18:31

I must take partial issue with some of Dr Pipes comments about what the West has to be "ashamed of" in relation to the centuries of Muslim history. I believe he's quite right in pointing out that Jews over many long centuries rationally could prefer to live in a Muslim country rather than a Christian. But I'm not quite sure whether this justifies praise of Islamic culture, or is a bleak comment on the level of civilization in both Europe and the lands of Islam.

Although Communism and Nazism were both mnonstrous developments, I'm also not sure I can agree that Islam produced nothing "remotely so evil" as these two totalitarian systems. I think Islam's "failure" to measure up to quite the scale of death and violence of those two periods is due more to their absence of a similar technological level than to any lesser evil in the central doctrines of Islam. Indeed, is not the resurrected Islam of today, whether dated from the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928, the nuclear designs of Shiite Iran, the abrupt rise of ISIS in the last 18 months, or the decades of billions of dollars of Saudi oil money spent to promote the worldwide spread of Wahhabiism (perhaps the single largest cause of terrorist ideology) evidence of Islam's trying to meet the challenge of coping with modernity and the far greater wealth and better lives in the West evidence of what's at the heart of Islam, regardless of any less stark comparisons from the Past.

I would go much further than saying that the Muslim world is "at a low point" today. I think that, in embracing Islam all the tighter, whether through a minority becoming pathological murderers, or a majority endlesly saying, "this terror has nothing to do with Islam", or "this is not the 'real' Islam", the great majority of Muslims are either going back to their 7th century origins, or in absolute denial about the commandments at the heart of their religion. We should not join in their Denial.

For It is startling to hear all the Republicans trying to outdo each other in opposing "radical" Islam, as if there's some other Islam that will come forward after we defeat the "radicals". I think we may be deluding ourselves just as much as happened in the 1920's and 30's with regard to Mein Kampf. As I read the 100 or more passages in the Koran that call for the ambush and killing of all the non-Muslims (on the planet - that's about 6 Billion human beings) who do not Convert or pay the Submission Tax, I think we are looking at the true and fundamental Islam, even if there a few million (out of the 1.6 Billion) Muslims, mainly those personally known by non-Muslims in the West, who do not practice or live up to the commands of their 'prophet'.

Put another way, although any individual Muslim may be a Good Person, I do not believe a Good Muslim can be a Good Person, because his bible, the Koran, seems all too clearly in a candid reading, to be a Manual for Global Genocode - which seems perfectly consistent with the behavior of the Good Muslims in Paris last month, and the two Good Muslims in San Bernardino this month.

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