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Religion vs Political Ideology

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Submitted by Chrissie (Australia), Dec 31, 2006 at 19:32

The main strength of Islam is its presentation of itself as a religious identity within the democratic societies, thereby providing it a legitimacy that hides it's primary focus - a political movement that is at complete odds with democracy. Democracy is not a given, this is something we in the West are slowly waking up to. We've enjoyed a wonderful peaceful slumber, thinking it would go on forever, and if given the opportunity all people would adopt it.

This may have been so with political ideologies such as communism etc., but they didn't have the religious component - and the control over the behaviour of a person in the name of religion, especially where there is promise of an afterlife and behaviour in this world determines your status in the afterlife.

Until we are able to classify Islam correctly - as a political ideology - there is nothing we can do to stop Islam's take-over. That this will be ugly, due to the Islamists ability to stir the Muslim masses into hysteria, should not stop us from doing so. But if the dominant feeling in the West is not to offend the offensive political ideology of Islam, then it's only a matter of time, and we should start the process of dhimmifying or conversion now. It would save a lot of trouble for us now. Whether it would bring peace, of course, is another matter entirely.

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