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Wishful Thinking = Apocalypse Now

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Submitted by George McFadden (United States), Nov 18, 2002 at 07:19

Many of those prominent commentators in American academia hold views informed by the most specious of sources. Like some sort of children's game, they study and quote each other, compounding ignorance with each iteration. Some get it from "the horse's mouth" and gladly consume the drivel put forth by apologists, propagandists, and others in deep denial in the "intellectual capitals" of the Islamic world. Absent visiting that part of the globe and attending mosque lectures, "eduactional programs" hosted by militant Islamic groups, or other forums, they should go to the source. Salafi literature is widely available everywhere in a dozen languages. May I suggest "The Decisive Word On Hijrah From Innovators & Evildoers: Accompanied by an answer from shaikh-al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah regarding whom it is obligatory or permissible to hate or shun" published by a fundamentalist group in Suffolk, England. Or "Signs of Qiyamah" published by The Islamic Book Service in New Delhi. Or "The Virtues of Martyrdom" - a sermon (khutbah) making the rounds of fundamentalist websites. All are available in English. Read them and your arguments will never be the same. Especially this last - "Qiyamah" is Islamic End Days, which, the fundamentalists are assuring their followers, are upon us. This is our adversary: apocalyptic madmen of the first order, fueled by a worldwide, well-funded organization, who believe it is obligatory to hate and kill all who disagree with them. Don't believe me - read their literature or sermons from their mosques. We can't indulge in the luxury of illogic, even in our ivory towers.

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