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Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Oct 11, 2005 at 16:11

It may indeed refer to a struggle within the individual. that one causes no problem for others. But it also refers to a holy war with others. I understand that it was supposed to be a defensive war.
The radical islamists or the islamofascists (some are islamonocommunists, such as the ba'athists in iraq and in syria), have extended the idea of defense to cover not only the whole western world, but most particularly the u. s., but also includes bringing down the muslim regimes that are neutral, or insufficently anti-western, as needing to be defended against. So their holy war is against anyone who doesn't support their idea of what islam is or should be.

It is indeed very similar to the communist movement and needs to be opposed and defeated by all those who believe in the ideals of the west-or what the ideals of the west should be. Many, by their speech and actions, no longer believe in the desirable ideals and ideas of the west. Instead some believe all cultures are of equal value. I do not think that.

It is very like the way many thought about Hitler prior to the invasion of poland in 1939. And like the way many thought about communism from 1917 until the Berlin blockade. Some continued even after that. There some who stll believe in socialism and communism to this day.
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