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We are dealing with polemics in trying to come up with a term to describe the terrorists.

Reader comment on item: "At War with Islamic Fascists"

Submitted by David Sabghir (United States), Aug 15, 2006 at 01:46

I am not impressed with the efforts to distinguish between the bulk of Moslems and those who want to kill, murder, maim and terrorize in the name of Islam.

Polls have found that anywhere from 15 to 70% of Moslems generally support their co-religionists in some way, shape or form. They are what I would call aiders and abetters.

Few Moslem leaders have been willing to risk their necks in condemning the Islamo-Fascists. There is no rational reason to believe that the majority of Moslems do not in some way support the terrorists. Perhaps they are not willing or able to murder, just as most Poles were not active murderers, but there was no such thing as a Pole or a German, who did not know what was going on in those respective countries during World War II. Were they all murderers? No. But, the majority supported the efforts of the Nazis to perpetuate the Holocaust. From what I have seen and read, the world Moslems are very similar.

Just as we did not struggle to distinguish between good Germans and bad or good Poles and bad, I see no reason to distinguish between good Moslems and evil Moslems. The very philosophy of Islam is not any different for good Moslems or for terrorists. Distinctions exist, just as distinctions exist among all peoples, but not enough to warrant bothering with creating a distinctive name. The very people who we describe as Islamo Fascists, simply laugh hysterically at our stupidity.

It is up to Moslems to separate themselves from Islamo Fascists just as those who did not support Korach and Dasan and Aviram separated themselves in order to avoid the disaster that befell Korach. In the end, there is no philosophical distinction in the Moslem world that will distinguish Islamo Fascists from non-Islamo-Fascists. When we get that through our thick heads, then we will be able to deal with the problem in an intelligent way.


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