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Submitted by Stanley Livingstone (Denmark), Oct 5, 2006 at 10:37

I hate to have to admit it, but I may be an Islamophobe according to the definition given by ISLAMOPHOBIA WATCH . This reluctant admission comes as a result of the recognition that one simply cannot trust a Muslim, since a Muslim can turn at any given moment, even a seemingly mild-mannered and not overtly Islamic type. I have been long and slow in coming to this realization, but I believe it to be sound. Reading the above Weblog article attributed to the Pentagon - to wit, that it is not how the Muslim lives that matters most, but how he dies - I find this notion to be an excellent explanation as to why the seemingly mild-mannered - though perhaps not overtly Western (but definitely not excluding this quality!) - Muslim can suddenly choose to sacrifice his life, or attempt to do so, in the name of Allah.

In fact, a Muslim who has been a bit of a "sinner" in the sense that he or she may have "wandered from the true belief" (flirted with Westernism, secularism, etc.) may be a prime candidate to suddenly "turn". For these reasons, no Muslim at all can ever be entirely trusted, which is why no Muslim should ever - ever! - be allowed to participate in the space program (the temptation to exploit such an opportunity to turn jihadist is probably overwhelming - what more spectacular an event could compare with the destruction of the International Space Station, maybe even causing it to crash to earth?... it will probably be too large, when completed, to burn up entirely on re-entry).

The really spooky thing is that this poisionous way of thinking will probably be with us forever, i.e., even when the Muslim world has finally joined the ranks of the developed world, there will still be purist fanatics among Muslims everywhere who will be prepared to/tempted to attain "salvation" by going out with a bang in the name of Allah (killing a passel of non-believers, including secularized Muslims).


Yours,
SL

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