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"The Pentagon Looks at the Koran" as did President Reagan, 1983"

Reader comment on item: NATO Fights the Jihadis

Submitted by Kevin O'Connell (United States), Oct 6, 2006 at 20:24

"The Pentagon Looks at the Koran"

How do you deal with a people driven by such a religious zeal that they are willing to sacrifice their lives in order to kill an enemy simply because he doesn't worship the same God they do? People who believe that if they do that, they'll go instantly to heaven? In the Iran-Iraq war, radical Islamic fundamentalists sent more than a thousand young boys - teenagers and younger - to their deaths by telling them to charge and detonate land mines - and the boys did so joyously because they believed, "Tonight, we will be in Paradise."

Ronald Reagan Oct. 1983



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