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Submitted by nick4693 (Japan), Feb 1, 2007 at 22:04

I'm glad there is someone out there like Dr. Pipes, someone with influence, who has guts enough to tell it like it is!

That is not to say that I agree with all of his remarks. Some are too moderate, though I do understand the restraints placed upon public speakers.

He says his argument is with radical Islam, not religious Islam. Is there a difference? Muslims the world over are required to believe in every word contained in the Koran, which to me is tantamount to what the radicals believe.

My main concern is liberal immigration which has brought about the influx of so many Muslims into the US, the UK, and the rest of Europe. I wouldn't be so worried if they acted like most immigrants, whose only concern is to make a better life for themselves. No, Muslims want to rule the very countries they enter.

For some strange reason, Islam is bent upon turning the whole world into one of slavery with themselves as slavemasters, and they have succeeded in certain countries, albeit in Africa, where slavery is still alive and well centuries after it was supposed to have been eradicated.

Dr. Pipes refers, for instance, to "liberal voices in Saudi Arabia." The Saudis are often referred to as the staunchest ally of the West in the Middle East. Apparently, liberal voices are seldom heard there given the degree of hatred that emanates from SA. The Saudis are the biggest providers of funds for most if not all of the mosques built or being built in the West, all of which, to some degree or other, spout radical Islamic views to incite their congregants. As hundreds of these mosques go up, not one church is to be found in SA, an aspect that doesn't surprise me -- or dismay me for that matter, as I believe that ALL religions are mere cults, with the exception of Islam which is a terrorist organization. It started out as such in the 7th century and remains so to this very day. Despite such one-sided tolerance,, we are pandering to the Saudis because of their oil.

We in the West have handcuffed ourselves to our overly liberal rules of behaviour, fighting to the death to protect our rights to free speech, for instance, which we share with our intolerant immigrants, then we stand back in disbelief as they vilify us in our own backyard and wonder why. Well, we gave them the tools, so we shouldn't be surprised when they use them!

We can wish all we want for a "world civilization," or "multiculturalism," but it will never be! If wishes came true, it would have been a fait accompli a long time ago. We are a world of wide diversities (race, culture, economy, politics, religion) , something we must accept. Instead of trying to change the impossible, we should aim a little lower and gear ourselves to reasonable interaction and not expect too much, otherwise whenever an endeavor fails, we blame ourselves for such failure. Failure is part of success; nay, it is the reason for success!

At the risk of repetition, there is more than enough evidence to prove that Islam (whether "moderate" or radical) is simply a cover for terrorist activity, whose aim is world domination, and it must be stopped. I advocate that fire must be fought with fire. As a first step, governments must be willing to:

end all Muslim immigration; raze all mosques where radical imams and mullahs have preached; imprison then deport all those that incite others to riot; legislate tough rules for Muslims already in the country.

But, then, there are those pesky rights we fought for. They keep holding us back, and they will eventually be the reason for our own downfall!

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