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Christianity wasn't always true to the Bible, either

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Submitted by Jason (United States), Mar 27, 2006 at 09:01

Don said

"This is a clash of civilizations going on right now'

No, Don, it's a clash about civilization: whether we will be civilized or barbarian. The West, to include many Muslims in Europe and the U.S., represent Civilization. Islamofacism represents the Barbarians. They have no civilization, hence no "clash of civilizations".

Don also said

"I can't remember one time a terrorist claiming to kill a bunch of innocent people in the name of Jesus Christ."

No, it didn't happen in our time, but it did happen. Remember such events as the Crusades, and Colonization? Remember such groups as the Jesuits and the Inquisition? Christianity had its ugly time. Then we had something called the Reformation, and things changed. Christianity moved back to the Bible, and Christians (most of them anyway) stopped most of the childish, superstition-based behaviors of the old church..

Well, Islam is going through the same thing right now, a move back to the Koran. It is in its very early stages, so we aren't hearing from too many Muslim Luther or Calvins as yet, but they will come. It is this Islamic Reformation that is the actual trigger for the modern Islamofacist movement. The established order, the old guard, is fighting to maintain its position of power, just like the Catholic Church did.

Whether they will win or not is still up in the air, so the West still has to be on its guard against the old-guard fanatics coming into our countries. Based on the Koran, Muslims can easily assimilate into Western society and make valuable contributions, as past imigrant groups have done. What we need to be primarily watching for are those who teach isolation and against assimilation. Yes, we also need to aggressively target those who are teaching hate. However, even those who are teaching peace, if they are also teaching isolation, are laying the groundwork for future clashes between the West and Islamofacism.
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