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Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East
in response to reader comment: Let's Have Some Realism Here!

Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), Mar 24, 2006 at 22:50


Sounds like you have your own agenda, but that's another case. Whether Islam is a fast growing religion or not is a moot point----they're a force to be reckoned with. But you do make some good points. No doubt Islam will evolve into something less potent. It took Christianity close to 2000 years to become a kinder, gentler religion----it wasn't always so! Islam is only 1400 years old so it may take another few hundred years before their "reformation."

The question is how will the world react until that time? Will there be a hot clash of ideologies or will a garrison mentality take effect in various regions of the world. Israel has answered the question with it's own "Wall." And in the US we're seeing a loss of freedoms however subtle, but that's what happens in a garrison state. Or maybe Rush Limbaugh is right-----be the first to strike a mortal blow and then you'll have 30 years of peace until the next time or until you reach a point of accomodation.

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