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Agreed, to a degree

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Submitted by Noah Wilk (United States), Dec 7, 2006 at 20:35

First, thanks Ianus, for the reply.

I agree with your excellent analysis of Islam compared to fascism and communism. You hit the ball out of the park on that one! I do still like the general comparison though, in that we do need to activate the same mind-set we had against the Nazis and the Soviets if we're going to defeat Islam, ie we must see it for what it is...a threat to freedom worldwide, a genocidal mania. Imagine the outcome had we declared Nazism the "ideology of peace" or the Soviets the "empire of peace".

I also agree with your writings in Christianity, though we do need to acknowledge that Christianity did commit its fair share of destruction, particularly in the Americas, where it wiped out entire cultures. The reason I believe it's important to note this is because:

1. It pre-emptively disarms the argument the Islamists throw up, that Christianity is violent. It cuts that argument short by showing how Christianity has become totally civilized.

2. It shows how other religions have advanced to an enlightened age of freedom while Islam lives in the Dark Ages by comparison.

But basically, we're on the same page.


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