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Submitted by Johnny Carpati (United States), Dec 31, 2005 at 03:30

I'd say people of Southern European and especially Eastern European heritage like myself have a better perception of what Islam is capable of because we have a history of being enslaved by an evil Muslim empire (yes, enslaved, as in forcing Christian boys to become Muslim janissaries) ingrained in our culture.

The rest of the West was saved because we fought like heck, we used their own barbarism against them and neither we nor the so-called "real" West have any good reason to regret our vicious guerilla tactics that saved Europe from Islamization. Before it degenerated into a demoralized shell of itself, the Ottoman Empire was determined to have the entire civilized world subjugated. So when people call Islam a religion of peace, someone with my background has to laugh at that. Nothing against Anglo-Saxons but they need to come to terms with the fact that they are not the most knowledgeable people about the nature of what we're up against.
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