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Islamic People

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Submitted by R Welling (United Kingdom), Apr 3, 2006 at 01:16

The idea that we can judge an Islamic person on their character - to determine whether or not they will commit a violent act against the non-Islamic community or that they do not harbor the ultimate intention of one day replacing Western democratic and free secular society rule with an Islamic State is moot. Being a ‘good' or a ‘bad' person in the case of Islam is irrelevant - as both good and bad Islamic people want the same thing.

In the case of the Radical / Extremist and the Moderate Islamic person, their aims are also the same, here one desires to take control violently [it is true that most Islamic peoples of the world became Muslim through violence (i.e. by the sword)], where the others try to gain control of the non-Islamic society by example or through peaceful conversion and or population growth and political influence. Both are allowed under the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed, and so the goals of the two sides are one and the same – in fact the teachings go on to say that if people do not wish to convert willingly – then permission is given to convert them with violence.

Much of the funding for Islam in the West comes from the Persian Gulf States. Switching fuel is one way to loosen this relationship, and stemming the tide of Islamic immigrants into Western nations is another.
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