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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]

Submitted by Ric (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 21:12

The chasm between Islam and the West is already wide and I believe the chasm holds the appearance of widening because folks are waking up to the potential onslaught. Islam commands warfare against unbelievers and subjugation under Islamic law. It is a thoroughly oppressive "religion" where global domination is the final goal. Moreover, the Muslims that have been labeled as "radical" or "extreme" are only devout Muslims. The Muslims that are not "radical" or "extreme" don't know their Qur'an.

I think the appeal to Muslims on the basis that they might somehow be financially or technologically deprived through self isolation assumes that there is an opportunity for a rational discussion regarding peaceful co-existence within the context of Islam. Devout Muslims will only value what furthers Islam (ex. weapons & explosives). Everything else distracts from the goal and is evil and illegal (ex. art & music).

Under Islam only conversion, dhimmitude, or death are the options. Personally, I refuse death and subjugation, and I will not be buying my wife or daughter a burqa. The Qur'an does not provide for 'Rodney King diplomacy'.
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