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Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Jul 29, 2005 at 10:04

The radicals are exploiting a religious revival in the Muslim world. They are using the religious fervor of some of their unenlightened members to fuel their activities. There is no opposing religious fervor in the West, especially in Europe that is post-Christian. A good proportion of the U.S. population is unchurched, un-Christian in heart, even though they may be nominal Christians. And we have a sizable group who are actively and openly anti-Christian (and anti-Jew as well although it is not quite so obvious except in the case of Israel).

The struggle, however, is not religious, but political and it is the thirst for power that drives the leadership-just as it was with the Nazis and the Communists.

The only remedy, unfortunately, is having the will to continue this war-World War IV-as long as it takes to defeat these evil forces. They are evil even though they pretend to be in the name of Allah. What sort of God would use such tactics? Perhaps the God of the Old Testament, but not of the new. If the Muslims believe Jesus was a prophet, they have rejected his message.
Some think that the God of the Muslims would use such tactics, but, if so, must be a false God.
My concern is that so many U.S. citizens do not realize what is going on and do not take it seriously.
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