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Charles Gruenspan, Iraq mission was not to effect reform of Islam

Reader comment on item: How to End Terrorism:
in response to reader comment: Democracy is merely the means

Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Dec 6, 2006 at 20:52

Charles Gruenspan: Your statement that: "Getting rid of Saddam Hussein was also just a beneficial byproduct of the primary mission, which is to effect reform in the way Islam is being preached and taught to justify terrorism".

Your analysis is mind boggling. First of all, 15 out of the 19, 9/11/01 hijackers were from USA's best friend; Saudi Arabia. The religion of Saudi Arabia is Wahhabi; the most demanding, unrelenting and unforgiving branch of Islam. Do you not know that it is against the law to bring a Bible into Saudi Arabia, even if you are employed in Saudi Arabia. Do you not know that the President Bush Sr, was not allowed to ask the blessing on the Christmas dinner in Saudi Arabia, even thought the armed forces of the USA were in Saudi Arabia to save them from attacks by Iraq. On the other hand, Iran, Iraq and other Muslim nations do allow Christians to live and practice their religion in their counties.

While Saudi Arabia will not allow Bibles into their land, the Saudis have established 1000's of Madrassas in the USA where they are allowed to preach their intolerant brand of Islam. And you want us to believe that the USA goal was to effect reform of Islam in Iraq. Let's face it Charles, if any nation needed reform, it's Saudi Arabia. Please do not misunderstand me, as I believe that Islam is the most dangerous force on the earth today, and I certainly have no love for Iraq or Iran and I do believe that Iraq, under the leadership of Saddam was a major threat to the world, provided of course if they were in possession of WMD's or had access to them.


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