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we need muslims in the West to defeat islamism

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Feb 22, 2017 at 12:47

marlan, I assume that the former Czechoslovakia did not actually get rid of all communists. That would mean to either drive them out of the country or kill them. Far less probably happened. The former communists abandoned their organisations, kept quiet and were kept away from state power (I hope). From a standpoint of society they were defeated.

My understanding is that defeat was necessary. Merely keeping the communists out, would have left the military threat of the Soviet Army both intact and justifyable.

The West needs to defeat the Islamists. That means not only to defeat IS militarily. We need to defeat their ideology's position in our society. For that to happen we do need muslims in the West to defeat islamism. Only they, and only in a free society, can prove that islamism is gone for good.

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