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Re: Problem is Islam itself

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Submitted by Pez Dispenser (Israel), Feb 7, 2007 at 04:00

Let me tell you a true story:

Back in the year 2000, I was a student at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Everyday I used to read the campus newspaper, when one article caught my eye: the campus Muslim club was in crisis. Why? A Pakistani-American was so incensed at the radicalization of the club (i.e. takeover by Wahabbi sympathizers), that he and other "moderates" had to quit. Not only did he quit, but he published his complaints for the whole student body to see. Of course, nobody really did anything about it, but it just goes to show that there are Muslim objectors to Islamism. Are they more than a handful? That's what's up for debate. In fact, I'm sure that Iran is full of them.

By the way, I think that UBL unwittingly gave the West one of the keys to this radical islam vs. civilization conflict: The West must be the strong horse to prevail. The Islamists are using "divide and conquer" and "trojan horse" tactics against the west, and it may be wise to turn the tables on them.

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