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Charlemagne and 911

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Submitted by Robert Mikan (United States), Jun 17, 2002 at 00:19

I fear that american academia is headed down a primrose path that may lead to america's death and destruction. The message of 911 was not only for the benefit of traditional judeo-christian americans - it was also a warning to moderate and aspiring muslims that they must toe the line of fundamentalist ideology or they too will suffer the fate of the burning towers. The Islamic beliefs of religous states such as Afganistan , Saudi-Arabia and Kuwait face a life and death struggle as their youth is exposed to easy living western culture by music, film ,the internet and television - media that their governments cannot completely control. These religous states realize that they must strike the west hard in order to survive. Americans who continue to practice "goodspeak" and give muslims the benefit of the doubt are foolish and playing with their children's lives. Islam has always played well among the downtrodden and illiterate - after all Mohammed was illiterate. His concept of sexuality and pedophilia was also a good bit more liberal than the catholic church's.

Last summer I read Harold Lamb's biography of Charles the Great , finishing just before 9/11. I was shocked to see the similarities with Charlemagne's struggle with then rising Islam. After the prophet's death Islam spread like wildfire - the sons of Fatima rode fast horses and carried sharp swords to cut down the infidel. Charlemagne realized that he could only fight them with their own tactics. If you cannot kill your enemy, then find what he loves and kill it. This they did to Charles' empire and this he did to them. Islam flourished in Spain and after the death of Roland (as in song-of) at the hand of the Basque it was left to prosper.

Today we face a similar situation - Islam uses the things we love against us : our belief in freedom and tolerance, our religions, our free enterprise system. Islam is expansive and intolerant of any non-believers (whose status is only as a potential slave for the islamic rulers). They use our aircraft as missles and undermine our institutions in any way possible . We failed to stop the Trade Center Attacks because we failed to heed the warning of the botched 1993 bombing. We have to consider the ludicrous, the implausible, the outlandish and the immoral in order to anticipate what the islamic fundamentalist is capable of. How much of the Catholic Church's crisis can be attributed to manipulation by Islamic operatives? Was ENRON the product of an islamic accounting group's scheme to destroy the market? How many of Harvard's Islamic scholars are really advance troops for the new caliph? How many of our elected officials have already turned to Islam ? I have my doubts about the new Senator from New York , and the ex-president for that matter. Action and inaction speak louder than words.

Americans have always been willing to fight to preserve their way of life and life-style from perceived threats. Hitler and Hirohito were probably less of a threat to the ordinary american of 1940 than the islamic movement is to us today.

RIDICULOUS you say? So is flying an airplane into a steel tower !

So is allowing Islamic operatives to come to America where we subsidize their studies and invite them to destroy the fabric of their society !

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