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Choice is Islamic Supremacy or Human Freedom

Reader comment on item: A Million Moderate Muslims on the March
in response to reader comment: Context

Submitted by Pat (United States), May 12, 2007 at 14:58

You've made me think about the past wrongs of history.

The Germans' failure to fight Hitler led to their demise. He didn't seize power. He was elected. People responded to his race-baiting and his boasts of German purity. In the end, they suffered for it.

The people who languished in Eastern Europe after World War II didn't give up on their principles of freedom. Throughout the Cold War there were attempts to shake off the Soviets. The people were put down, but they never gave up. In the end, they won. Once Communism fell they didn't set out to kill all who had participated in the Communist Party. Of course there were exceptions but on the whole, people worked to build a new future.

The US had a shameful history of slavery but it was always opposed by many Americans. Many helped blacks escape to the North. America nearly destroyed itself in these years and over half a million people died paying for the sins of slavery.

Islam faces the same problem. Muslims want to be free, but they also want the rest of the world to live on their terms and practice their religion. They are fighting a religious war. Those who want Islam to live side by side with other religions need to fight for it. If they don't fight to save Islam from its excesses then those Islam threatens will fight to destroy it entirely.. Many good Muslims may die for the sins of Islam.

Human history is filled with examples where our failure to respond to danger signals in the early stages led to untold suffering for many innocent people. It has happened in every case you cited. It might happen to Muslims next. Will they listen to their heart when it tells them what they are doing is wrong or will they be swayed by appeals to Islamic pride and vanity? Their response will dictate the future.

Evil triumphs only when good people do nothing.


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