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Live by the sword...

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in response to reader comment: Extremism is not a monopoly!

Submitted by donvan (United States), Apr 16, 2007 at 09:57

The "Sword of Muhammed" is "Jihad", The sword is the Muhammedians tool of choice for all aspects of the implementation of Muhammed's political agenda. The deconstructrion of the political philosophy of Muhammed with the objective being to eliminate the "Sword" of Muhammed, ie the advocacy for violence would render Muhammedism void. Muhammed without violence has never existed, does not exist, and will not exist. The search for a "Moderate" Muhammedism, is a only a belief,or hope, or wishful thinking.

Muhammed knew that he could not sell his message without violence, he preached it and he lived it. Slavery,brutality, amputations,stonings, beheadings, booty, murder, sexual enslavement, pediphiles, all endorsed by the founder, and we rub our chins, wring our hands,and search for some nonexistant "Moderating influence" to dull and limit the Sword of Muhammed. "Extremism" without context if only a feel good word. Any conflict that involves killing is extreme. Muhammedism is extreme by its construct,not by the choice of its advocates.

Parsing the Sunnis, Shites, etc in the hopes of "Understanding" the divisions and looking for the source of violence within Muhammedism, misses the target. Muhammedism is the enemy of all civilized, modern, democratic, secular states and we should seek means and methods to diminish and eventually eliminate the ideology, as with Hitlerism,Stalinism,Marxism, and now Muhammedism.

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