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I know enough about Islam, and I reject it

Reader comment on item: [Pew Poll on] How Muslims Think

Submitted by IS (United States), Jun 27, 2006 at 20:56

I don't need scholars to tell me that, under Islam, women must wear blankets over themselves to go out in public, that Muslim men can marry non-Muslim women but not the reverse, that Muslim men can have as many as four wives as long as they're all treated "equally" (give me a break -- that means each sees herself as 1/4 of a wife), that Muslims do not believe in interest -- one of the very foundations of a Western, capitalist society -- it is equated with usury, that they don't believe in statuary (witness what the Taliban did to the ancient Buddhist statues), that they believe they must pray toward Mecca but always fart toward the West, that they believe that the world is a kaleidescope of conspiracies (read Daniel Pipes' "The Hidden Hand" and the Pew poll re 9/11), that Jews are the descendants of monkeys and apes...in sum, that Islam is nothing more than an international mens' club and a fixation on 7th century Arabia. I also don't need scholars to tell me that centuries of Muslim Arabs marrying their first cousins probably has something to do with their apparent inability to create functional societies or engage in rational thought.

We in the West are engaged in our own strand of denial, and it is also the result of brainwashing and group think. We think that the Muslim world and non-Western Third World in general are basically just like us. Because of (until the advent of the Internet) the power of the mainstream media, the average American has been cowed into doubting what his common sense tells him. We've opened the doors to the West to millions of Muslims and other Third Worlders that resent and despise us, and the more we show kindliness or solicitude, the more contempt they feel for us. In my humble opinion -- without consulting an expert or a "scholar" -- we are headed toward a confrontation with the Islamic world, one that I believe we will win, but not without a lot of pain and suffering. The only way to possibly avoid it is to get ugly fast. Kick all of the Muslims out of the West or at least out of the U.S. and let them wallow in their misery for the next thousand or so years until they figure it out or kill themselves off. Let them know that any "misbehavior" on their part will be met with our full fury and might of the U.S. -- and mean it. Of course, this won't happen...therefore, we face a more horrific confrontation down the road. Cheers.

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