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Building bridges?

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Submitted by Scott (United States), Dec 17, 2006 at 08:36

The idealistic notion of building bridges for peace has wondrous merits on the surface, but the building needs to be done by BOTH sides. From the example of the United States, no nation in history has expended blood and treasure saving muslim lives (i.e., assistance to the Afghans against the Soviets -- 1980-89, the rescue of Kuwait and preservation of Saudi Arabia against Iraq -- 1991, humanitarian assistance to starving Kurds, Somalis, Ethiopians, Bosnians, Kosovars, Afghans, etc), than the USA. Add to this our exhaustive efforts to help negotiate a Palestinian state, only to have the Palestinians repeatedly undermine these efforts. And what do we get in return? Nothing but vitriol, hate and terror attacks from the muslim world.

Same goes for western Europe, who has opened its societies and welfare programs to muslim immigrants who, in turn, refuse to assimilate, reject Western values, murder critics, burn cities and threaten terror attacks. The fundamental fact which should be quite clear, but sadly to many isn't, is that the muslim world doesn't take issue as much with what we DO as with what we ARE! They don't want peace, unless of course, "peace" includes the absence of the infidel's existence, or at least his submission to and constant humiliation by islamic rulers. What "bridges" can be built with those whose baseline demand is our destruction?

The West desperately needs to stem the flow of muslims into its lands or face dire demographic and political consequences in the future. One only needs to see what is now happening on French streets to realize the problem can not be appeased or wished away.

Outlawing the wearing of veils is a fine first step, but much more must be done. Immigrants who engage in violence like that seen in Paris and other cities recently should be summarily and immediately deported. Same goes for those who refuse to adapt to Western values of free speech, equal rights of women, etc.

Islamic doctrine specifically calls for subjugation of all non-muslims through conquest. The cancer of islamic influence is quickly metastisizing throughout much of Europe, and parts of it will succumb within the next half-century if the problem is not dealt with NOW. Personally, based on current trends, my prediction is France will be the first to kneel to islamic rule by 2035. Second to fall a few years later will be the Netherlands. The darkest and most ominous possibility is an islamic Russia, who some studies have shown will have a 50% muslim population (and probably still a very fearsome nuclear arsenal) sometime around 2050.


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