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Most Enduring Foe.

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Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (United States), Jul 13, 2018 at 02:12

"I do not believe that Islam and Islamism are distinct. ... Islamism is merely the political implementation of the doctrines of Islam." I totally agree with Anne Marie Waters on this point. I will certainly look forward to reading her book.

In the early 1930s, a very perceptive English writer named Hilaire Belloc wrote that Islam would re-emerge to threaten the West. This is an astounding prediction, especially for the 1930s! At that time, most were concerned with the threat posed by Communism and Fascism. Belloc, in his book "The Great Heresies", devoted the largest chapter to the Islamic faith. He considered it to be originally a Christian heresy, the only one to emerge from outside the Catholic Church. It morphed into another religion and went on to be our "most enduring foe".

American historian, Warren H. Carroll, even though he wrote a lengthy 848 page work called "The Rise and Fall of the Communist Revolution", yet he still described Islam as "Christendom's deadliest enemies ever" ("The Founding of Christendom: A History of Christendom, Volume 1" by Warren H. Carroll).
Radical Islam is not something new. In Medieval times there were extremely radical Muslim forces at work. Examples of these are: Karijites, Nizari Ismailis (Assassins), Almoravids and Almohads. (The Almoravids were depicted in the 1961 movie "El Cid", their leader, Yusuf ibn Tashfin, being portrayed by Herbert Lom. )


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