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Submitted by Cyrrillo (United States), Apr 3, 2007 at 11:15

Definitely this topic is very interesting and it can stir a lot of discussion, but one can claim that it is a little utopian. It is utopian in the same degree as to imagine asking all males in this country to pay out their gratitude that there is no mandatory military service. And voila no more budget problems for the Pentagon. Not everyone wants to give their blood but they can share their money. And then alas – the cheated Democrats could not hold hostage anyone.

* It is very bothering that no one from the Democrats sees the Islamic threat or at least is no vocal about it. I guess they like the "green zone" model for the future of the world.

* The notion that the problem is the radical Islam and not simple the Islam is very controversial. No everyone agrees with it. Even Pope Benedict XVI tried to allude to the real problem by bringing citation from one of the last Byzantine Emperor, but only few were listening.

* Why not try for yourself. Go to your local mosque, take off your shoes, wash your feet and then enter. If you bring your wife, be sure to cover her head properly and send her in different room. And be prepared to sit on the floor – sorry no chairs. Finally, enjoy the religious discourse from your imam in Arabic.

* Who are the Western converts? One can see only the poor souls, who have the need to feel important and who have the proletarian dream to be on the right side when the redistribution of the wealth occurs.

* The best "soldiers" could be people with Islamic antidote in their blood. For starters, involve people with Greek or any Balkan heritage. Listen to their stories. Research the history. Don't forget the Armenians – even the Congress acknowledged their massacre (after almost 100 years). One could guess the same will happen with the Christian Sudanese (Do you remember Darfur?)

* But applying different measures to the same problem can be very demoralizing. How Bosnia become the Islam's back door to Europe? What do they did with their "freedom"? – They built a mosque on any other corner. No wonder some expect the next terrorist act to be committed by blue eyes blond Bosnian.

* If there is no union and determination in the Judeo-Christian community these new "soldiers" will be very easy targets, marred in their conflicting political correctness.

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