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an unmasking

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Submitted by Rob (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 10:47

This latest crisis in the middle east dispels many myths that the world now must openly see. This naked underbelly is now plain to see, no denying it. A true unmasking of the myths takes place when the muslim countries directly confront western values. Some of these truths are:

1. Myth-Moderate muslims are the majority and have influence on governments and societies in muslim countries. Truth-Moderates are the minority, these societies are very primitive at heart. Intolerance and blind unquestioning belief are the norm.
2. Myth- Muslims are fair and value religion. Truth- Only their own religion above all others really matters. Hypocrisy abounds in these societies. They can dish it out but they can't take it.
3. Myth-The muslims want peace with the west not jihad. Truth- Jihad is the normal state of mind. Violent behavior is used to intimidate and threaten the west to fall in line or feel the wrath.
4. Myth-The governments are not responsible and are helpless to the fanatics. Truth- The governments are eager to encourage violent behavior against the west. A great distracting tactic to keep people from feeling anger over their own lousy circumstances. Ignorance for the masses is bliss for those in charge.
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