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Another Japan & Germany is needed!

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Submitted by Rodni E. Chalet (United States), Nov 18, 2005 at 20:48

Suicide attacks or suicide murder is an act where the attacker attempts to kill himself as well as his enemies in an effort to avenge perceived and real injustices. It's interesting to note that such tactics were developed & refined before Islam by Jewish zealots and rebels who employed this method in an effort to rid their land of the colonizing Greeks & Romans. For instance, a Jewish Zealot would approach a Roman soldier in a market and proceed to stab him to death knowing that he will be hacked to pieces by the other Roman soldiers who happen to be in the vicinity. Although these attacks were random and ineffective militarily, they held a symbolic act of defiance by a desperate religious group who were attempting to shield their vulnerable community from an encroaching and dominating foreign culture. Hence, I see a parallel here between the Jewish zealots in ancient Israel and the modern militant Islamists. The only difference though, is that the Jewish Zealots employed these tactics defensively while the Islamists appear to be using them offensively and indiscriminately against myriads of targets and opponents.

Hence, I feel that Islamic terror's ultimate goal is to terrorize their enemies in the West into submissions in the long run, while terrorizing the diverse Islamic sects (soufi, shia, Ismaily, Hanafi) into an Islamic orthodoxy (salafy/wahaby) in the short run. The ultimate goal of all this will be the resurrection of the caliphate & perhaps Islamic domination of the world.

So I feel that the indiscriminate Islamist rain of terror will continue unless the West is willing to pacify them the same way it pacified Germany and Japan not too long ago!

-Rodni
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