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Self Defense

Reader comment on item: Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict
in response to reader comment: Convert or Die! Islam's Contract on Pope Benedict XVI

Submitted by Michael Jonak (United States), Sep 28, 2006 at 12:38

Islam aims a dart at the heart of the most basic of human instincts--the will to survive by self-defense. The propagandizing; the constant drum-roll of convert-or-die; the fear of offending the irrational; all saps at the will to survival; the greatest threat is the conversion of an instinct (survival) to a measured response (fear).


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