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Submitted by Another American (United States), Oct 18, 2006 at 18:01

And in like manner, how can you deny the rights of people who don't want islam as their way of life?

Islamism is foolishness, wholly dependent on lies, intimidation, and violence. If force and violence are used to implement it, the seeds of it own destruction are sown along the way. The righteousness of Islam even deceives its own people.

Man does not implement righteousness. He cannot. He does not have the ability within him.

If what I say is not true, why do Sunni's kill Shia's? Why do Shia's kill Sunni's? Do they really believe the last one standing will have brought righteousness? Or will have righteousness to share with others? No, they'll only have the sword, and we all should know the sword is not righteousness.

This story is as old as mankind and predates Mohammed by thousands of years. Violence and hatred do not win people. Violence and hatred have been the undoing of every conquest oriented military empire in history, inclduing all the ones we're familiar with, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Abbasids, the Fatimids, the Umayyads, the Mameluks, and the Ottoman Turks.

The Ummah is fractured, brother. It plants the seeds of its own destruction.

Do you really believe the proud Chinese and the Hindu Indian peoples will convert to Islam? They each know what radical fundamental Islam is all about. Provided Islam takes a victory over America, or even a tie, do you really think the Chinese and the Hindu's are going to become brothers (or cousins in your thinking) to the Ummah?

I think not.

The real question is this,

Does Islam have the character within itself to become valuable enough to the people of the world to live by it and share it?

Again, I think not.

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