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Putin said what Bush did not

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Submitted by Dr. Ron Polland (United States), Dec 4, 2002 at 09:30

After the Moscow Theatre tragedy, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that "Radical Islam is a threat to the entire civilized world."

Radical Islam is the ideological equivalent of AIDS: it makes no distinctions among its victims, including its own followers.

Years before it became "politically and religiously correct" to kill non-Muslim "infidels" in the Arab world, radical Islamists were also killing off fellow Muslims who rejected their extremist ideology. Millions of Muslims and non-Muslims have been slaughtered worldwide in the name of radical Islam and millions more will die unless this ideological disease is wiped off the face of the earth.

To eradicate a disease, you have to target the source, not the symptoms. The source of radical Islam are states and other entities who directly sponsor and encourage its spread as well as those who fund and endorse terrorism and terrorist organizations.

The goal of radical Islam is total world domination and even if Israelis and Palestinians were to cease all hostilites tomorrow and embrace each other as brothers, the Islamists' goal would not change one single iota.

Yes, I know that the majority of the world's Muslims are peaceful people. So what? The majority of the world's population is free of AIDS, yet how many are doing anything to prevent the spread of it? How many care that millions are infected and millions have already died?

Being "peaceful" is not enough and ignoring the problem will not make it go away.
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