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At War With EVIL (FReeper GaryMontana)
Free Republic | 10-14-2002 | GaryMontana

Posted on 10/13/2002 11:09:03 PM PDT by blam

At War With EVIL

What did we (in America) learn from September 11, 2001 and the deaths of 3,000 people. I am tempted to admit: Absolutely nothing.

Among the many unlearned lessons of Day-Which-Will-Live-In-Infamy-II-- the necessity to control our borders, the need for a patriotic renewal and the importance of combating multiculturalism -- the most significant is the nature of Islam. You will note that I do not say militant Islam, or radical Islam, or Islamic extremism or other such weasel words – but Islam, period.

Every one of the hijackers who flew airliners into the World Trade Center and Pentagon were professing and practicing Moslems, as is Osama bin Laden. The Al Qaeda terrorist network, is based in Moslem countries and supported financially by the so called pious Moslem leadership of Saudi Arabia.

The overwhelming majority of Moslem religious authorities who have spoken out on the subject, including those at the main mosque in Mecca and Egypt’s prestigious Al Azar University, either endorse or rationalize acts of terrorism. On a day when Americans were incinerated or buried under tons of rubble, Muslims from Nigeria to Indonesia, celebrated in the streets.

Sept. 11 was one chapter in a 1400-year jihad. Every day, the World Trade Center massacre is reenacted on a smaller scale somewhere in the world. Jewish women and children are burned alive in a bus in Israel. A missionary is beheaded in the Philippines, gunmen shoot up a church in Pakistan (deliberately firing into the prostrate bodies of women trying to shield their children). Ancient monasteries and convents are destroyed in Kosovo. Women are sentenced to death for adultery in Nigeria, Hindus are murdered in the Kashmir. In Denmark, the Muslim community there has put a $30,000 bounty on the heads of Jews and those who support Israel. Nuns are beheaded in Baghdad, Christians in Sudan are forced into slavery, and in Britain, Islam openly states it is going to take over not only the UK, but the whole world -- and the beat goes on.

Genocide in the Sudan, ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, religious persecution in Saudi Arabia, calls for another holocaust in mosques from Mecca to Gaza, the imposition of Islamic law in Nigeria, forced conversions in Indonesia, synagogues burned in France, Jews attacked across Europe – these are everyday events, as Third World and much of the First slowly turns Islamic green.

Sadly our leaders, from President Bush on down, insist on peddling the absurdity that Islam is a religion of peace – a creed of kindness and benevolence tragically and inexplicably corrupted by fanatics.

Why is the leadership of the West reluctant to confront manifest reality? The reason lies partly with our absurd foreign policy. We have declared certain Moslem nations to be our loyal allies – including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan. We would not want to offend these dear friends by saying something unflattering about their bloody, butcherly, dark ages faith.

Americans are naturally benevolent. Most of us are taught from childhood that is religion is good (and it does not matter which religion). As long as little Johnny believes in God and goodness, it’s inconsequential whether he lights candles, wears a skull cap to services or prays in the direction of Mecca.

This works with every religion except Islam.

Consider the following: Of the three major western religions: one was started by a lawgiver who helped to free slaves; one by a man of peace; the last one by a man who loved war and having sex with children. Mohammed not only led men into battle, he enjoyed marrying girls as young as six years old (it is in the Koran). The essence of his message is sick and disgusting. A holy war where you slaughter your enemies, while at the same time encouraging followers to have sex with the children they capture (as he did) for the glory of Allah. He even advised his followers to negotiate false peace treaties in order to lull their enemies.

For almost 1,400 years, that has been the reality of Islam. Within a century after the death of Mohammed, Islam spread throughout the Middle East and across North Africa. It overran the Iberian peninsula and was finally stopped in southern France. It spread eastward as far as the southern Philippines. It was not propagated by fresh-faced young men knocking on doors and announcing: “Hello. I’m from your local mosque. Have you considered the Koran?” It was and is spread by force – conversion by the sword or death. This is still in practice today.

Some will respond that all religions go through periods of violence, usually in their infancy. Christianity had its crusades and Inquisition, its forced conversions and expulsions. The evil committed in the name of Christ happened centuries ago. The evil committed in the name of the Prophet is going on now, as you read these words. Of 22 conflicts in the Third World, 20 involve Moslems versus someone else. Coincidence? In his brilliant book, “Clash of Cultures and the Remaking of World Order,” Samuel Huntington speaks of Islam’s “bloody borders.”

There is no Methodist Jihad, no Jewish Hasidic holy warriors, no Buddhist monk wanting to have 72 virgins waiting for him after a suicide bombing, no Hindu Holy men plotting to blow up people, no Southern Baptist suicide bombers, no Mormon elders preaching the annihilation of members of other faiths.

Islam is a warrior religion – the perfect vessel for fanatics, the violence-prone, the envious and haters of all stripes. This is one reason why Islam is making so many converts among the peaceable denizens of our prison system.

Still, much of the West is addicted to a fairy-tale version of Islam. Christian and Jewish clergy fall all over themselves to have interfaith services with imams. Representatives of Moslem groups are invited to the White House. The president signs a Ramadan declaration. In California, public schools ask children to role-play at being Moslems. Our universities take carefully selected verses from the Koran and present them as the essence of the faith. All that’s needed is a Moslem character on “Sesame Street.” Look – it’s the Jihad Monster!

This perspective engenders a fatally false sense of security. Imagine, in 1940, Winston Churchill taking to the airwaves to announce “Nazism is an ideology of peace which, regrettably, has been perverted by a few fanatics like Hitler and Goebbels. But most storm troopers and SS men are fine follows – your friends and neighbors.”

For the first thousand years of its history – from the death of Mohammad to the 17th. century decline of the Ottoman empire, Islam was an expansionist force. For the next 300 years, as the West rose to preeminence, Islam receded. For the past four decades – fueled by Arab oil wealth, a surplus population in the Middle East, the waning of the West and the rise of more virulent strains of the faith (Shiism, Wahhabism, Sunni fundamentalism) – Islam is expanding once more.

Due to Moslem immigration and aggressive proselytizing, Islam is being exported to the West. Moslem populations are burgeoning throughout Western Europe. (In southern France, there are more mosques than churches.) In Judeo-Christian America, Islam is the fastest growing religion. It is also spreading down the coast of West Africa, through the Balkans (after Serbia, Macedonia is the next target) and up from Mindanao in the Philippines.

Wherever it comes, Islam brings its delightful customs – child marriages, female circumcisions, rabid hatred toward Christians, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists and every other non-muslim, terrorism and support for terrorism and a virulent intolerance of other faiths.

Am I suggesting we declare war on over 1 billion million Moslems? The question is moot – Islam has declared war on the rest of the human race. When one side knows it’s at war and the other thinks peace and brotherhood prevail, guess who wins?

Ultimately, it is not about Jews in Israel, or Orthodox Serbs in Kosovo, or Hindus in Kashmir, Buddhists in Thailand, or Maronite Catholics in Lebanon, Taoists in China, or Christians in Sudan and Nigeria, but all of us. As Ben Franklin would have it – Either we will hang together, or surely we shall all hang separately.


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To: blam
Hardly deviant.

I'm a polylingual individual who's actually spent some time overseas, spent time with people of all religions, and has in fact seen the way our great country is perceived by a number of nations. And I can to a certain degree understand why.
101 posted on 10/17/2002 2:30:02 PM PDT by TheJFan
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To: DeviantMind; GaryMontana
The only comments that you and TheJfan have ever made on FR has been to this thread. I'd say you have an agenda.

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#99: At War With EVIL (FReeper GaryMontana)
To: blam
99 posted on 10/17/02 4:10 PM Central by DeviantMind

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To: texson66
97 posted on 10/17/02 2:56 PM Central by DeviantMind

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To: texson66
94 posted on 10/17/02 2:08 PM Central by DeviantMind

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To: 7thson
93 posted on 10/17/02 2:06 PM Central by DeviantMind

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To: Red Jones
92 posted on 10/17/02 2:01 PM Central by DeviantMind

#91: At War With EVIL (FReeper GaryMontana)
To: Smile-n-Win
91 posted on 10/17/02 1:57 PM Central by DeviantMind

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To: neutrino
16 posted on 10/14/02 2:59 AM Central by DeviantMind

102 posted on 10/17/2002 2:32:43 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
It was a coincidence that I was shown to the forum. Of course, the only comments that I have ever made would be to this thread. It's my first day here. Give me time and I'm sure you will see many responses over all.

The fact that you felt pressed to justify you're automatic suspicion of myself however amuses me. Is the presence of another individual whom has disagreed with the views of others that intimidating? If so, I apologize and will attempt to water down my words in the future, so as not to cause offense.
103 posted on 10/17/2002 2:38:49 PM PDT by TheJFan
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To: blam
In truth, the reason that there are no other posts you recognize as being from me is simple: having not logged on for a long time (no internet access), I had forgotten my old log-in and password. It was either Madcat or Madcat 202, but without a password both of those are useless. I decided, also, that a new name would be appropriate.

I find it disappointing that you need to justify yourself by attacking the length of our time on these forums. You have done an outstanding job of steering the conversation away from the point and onto a stage which requires me to defend myself. Bravo, you have displayed the single most used tactic of the uninformed activist.

And of course, the fact that yours was the only post I have read which warranted my response most -CERTAINLY- means I have an agenda. Would you be so kind as to inform me of what it is?

I post to threads which interest me. Yours interested me. This is my right, and I will continue to exercise it. I certainly hope that the moderators of this website will keep in mind that I have not attacked any members, have not instigated any flame wars or anything of the sort when they read this thread. All I did was post my opinion on someone else's article. To attempt to deny me the right to do so is highly un-Constitutional, and hypocritical of all that you folks seem to stand for.

So, is there anyone here who wishes to return to the topic at hand and continue what SHOULD have been an intelligent, educated, mature and highly interesting conversation?
104 posted on 10/17/2002 2:58:07 PM PDT by DeviantMind
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To: blam
In truth, the reason that there are no other posts you recognize as being from me is simple: having not logged on for a long time (no internet access), I had forgotten my old log-in and password. It was either Madcat or Madcat 202, but without a password both of those are useless. I decided, also, that a new name would be appropriate.

I find it disappointing that you need to justify yourself by attacking the length of our time on these forums. You have done an outstanding job of steering the conversation away from the point and onto a stage which requires me to defend myself. Bravo, you have displayed the single most used tactic of the uninformed activist.

And of course, the fact that yours was the only post I have read which warranted my response most -CERTAINLY- means I have an agenda. Would you be so kind as to inform me of what it is?

I post to threads which interest me. Yours interested me. This is my right, and I will continue to exercise it. I certainly hope that the moderators of this website will keep in mind that I have not attacked any members, have not instigated any flame wars or anything of the sort when they read this thread. All I did was post my opinion on someone else's article. To attempt to deny me the right to do so is highly un-Constitutional, and hypocritical of all that you folks seem to stand for.

So, is there anyone here who wishes to return to the topic at hand and continue what SHOULD have been an intelligent, educated, mature and highly interesting conversation?
105 posted on 10/17/2002 2:58:38 PM PDT by DeviantMind
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To: DeviantMind
My apologies for the dual posting. Could a moderator please remove one of the duplicates? Thank you.
106 posted on 10/17/2002 3:01:23 PM PDT by DeviantMind
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To: DeviantMind
"It was either Madcat or Madcat 202, but without a password both of those are useless. I decided, also, that a new name would be appropriate."

There is not nor has there ever been anyone registered as 'madcat' or 'madcat 202'. (...and it really does not matter)

I do find it a very large coincidence that the only two dissenters to this article signed onto FR and just 'mysteriously' found their way to this thread and made their first ever and only posts ever on FR to this thread. Don't you find that peculiar? (It hints at collusion, huh?)

I have 'pinged' GaryMontana to argue the substance of the article with you, he authored it.

107 posted on 10/17/2002 4:08:59 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
"There is not nor has there ever been anyone registered as 'madcat' or 'madcat 202'. (...and it really does not matter)"

This is untrue. For about a year I logged on under that name. Now, do you have anything of substance to say, or do you insist on arguing over irrelevant points?
108 posted on 10/17/2002 10:43:01 PM PDT by DeviantMind
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To: DeviantMind
I'll begin by addressing the comment about my name. I chose it to represent the fact that I am not one to simply fall in line, to accept without questioning or to walk along like a lemming until I fall off a cliff because I was too ignorant to find things out for myself.

As I understand it, "deviant" means "deviating from the norm in a negative way." To express "deviating from the norm in a positive way," I would have chosen "excellent" or "outstanding" or "independent" or "creative" or "innovative" or "out of the box." I would never have thought of "deviant," which is commonly associated with forms of behavior that qualify as, or resemble, mental illness.

So, you see, we misunderstood you, because the way you chose to express yourself had a different meaning for us. Perhaps we misunderstand Muslims, too: maybe all they want to say is "we're a religion of peace," but as long as they express this by flying planes into buildings and blowing up bars and restaurants, we cannot help but "misunderstand" their actions as saying "we're a religion of death and destruction."

You cannot blame us for that, can you? Or, to put it another way, if I called you a brainless idiot (say, in the presence of a prospective employer who trusted my opinion), and then later I claimed I had said it to express my admiration for your intellectual faculties, you wouldn't really believe me--would you?

My point was that the accusations that -ISLAM- has declared war are ludicrous. A system of religious beliefs cannot declare war. Nations wage war, men declare war, factions fight wars, religions do not.

Islam may be considered a faction of the religion of Monotheism. As you said, factions may fight wars. Therefore, Islam may fight wars. (But I don't really see how nations and factions may be said to fight wars, while religions cannot. By saying that nations may wage wars, you acknowledge that it is OK to say of a group of people that they make war--even if not all members of the nation agree with the objectives of the war--yet you claim it is not OK to say of a religion that they make war.)

Hair-splitting aside, the problem is that some Muslim individuals have declared war on the non-Muslim world--or, at the very least, on the United States--and too many Muslims follow their leadership. What do you propose we do about this problem?

109 posted on 10/18/2002 10:47:59 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win
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To: DeviantMind
I certainly hope that the moderators of this website will keep in mind that I have not attacked any members, have not instigated any flame wars or anything of the sort when they read this thread. All I did was post my opinion on someone else's article. To attempt to deny me the right to do so is highly un-Constitutional

FR's moderators are very reasonable. However, the Consitution of the United States does certainly not forbid them to ban you. The First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law [...] abridging the freedom of speech[.]" The Fourteenth Amendment extends this prohibition to the state governments. It says nothing about Free Republic moderators--this site is private property, and the owner is free to choose whom he admits as a poster.

110 posted on 10/18/2002 11:10:47 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win
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To: Smile-n-Win
I will commend you on your post, as it is the first I have had the chance to read that actually did what I was hoping: address my response in a mature, positive, constructive and intelligent way.

I will concede the point that semantics may have interfered in the interpretation of the original post, as well as further posts. A very well written, and thought out response on your part.

Now on to your comment on my change of attitude. I realize that my original post was harsh, and I know I have a tendency to be harsh when posting online. That was part of the reason for my attempt to at least make -one- positive comment directed to Mr. Montana, and no, I wouldn't blame him for not believing it. That is his choice.

As for your argument on Islam being a faction within the "religion of Monotheism," I can understand your train of thought. Since Monotheism is "a doctrine or belief that there is only one God," and Islam, Christianity, Judaism and a few other minor religions share this belief, it can be argued that they are simply "factions" within the larger whole. It would be more to the point that they are sub-cults within a larger cult, but your argument is sound.

The reasoning behind my statement that a religion cannot declare war falls under the pretense that, with one known exception, there are no major religions (Islam included) that have one specific seat of power (a holy site is not synonomous with a seat of power) or a hierarchial power structure crowned by a single individual who has world-wide power in that religious group. A religious group (faction, religiously based government, religiously driven terrorist cell, etc) may carry out acts of war, but without a presiding body of leadership, a single religion cannot do so.

You have commented that a group of Muslims have declared war on the non-Muslim world. THAT I most certainly agree with, as it was specifically noted that it was a group within the whole, not the whole.

What do I propose we do? This is where I begin agree with Mr. Montana. Tighter security on immigration and tourism (ie- Imigrant and Non-imigrant Visas) is needed, to start. The U.S. needs to start enforcing the policy of tracking down those who violate the terms of their Visas. Only recently did INS begin to do fingerprinting of incoming foreigners. This should have been done years ago, and sadly we are focusing only on the Arab individuals. While our current problems were orchestrated by Arabs, there is nothing that says people of other ethnicity won't jump on the bandwagon. I believe we need to put a tighter grip on ALL incoming non-Americans. This obviously leaves out the domestic threats, but I am still considering what should be done about this. When I come up with something, I'll be sure to share it.

As an aside, I would like to apologize to Mr. Montana, not for arguing against his post, but for the manner in which I did it. A friend of mine here read my posts, and said that I was very harsh when I'm online, and in hindsight I agree. So, despite the fact that I'm sure my apology won't be believed or accepted, I apologize to Mr. Montana and everyone else involved in this thread for the harshness of my posts, if not for the content.

Devon Weir
DeviantMind (whose name does NOT mean he hates America, believes in societal suicide or anything of the sort)
111 posted on 10/18/2002 11:52:19 AM PDT by DeviantMind
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To: DeviantMind
What do I propose we do? This is where I begin agree with Mr. Montana. Tighter security on immigration and tourism (ie- Imigrant and Non-imigrant Visas) is needed, to start.

Hear, hear! This is where I begin to agree with you. Who would have thought!

112 posted on 10/19/2002 2:07:25 PM PDT by Smile-n-Win
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To: DeviantMind
...either something's dreadfully wrong with my computer or my burka's on too tight, can't see even one of your counter-arguments to GaryM...please resend them.
113 posted on 10/23/2002 5:04:57 PM PDT by nastypumps
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To: DeviantMind
...Hey, you're not so bad...your last response crossed while I was writing my own nasty rant balame it on my burka...We are getting closer in thought & I always appreciate people who re-evaluate themselves as you have done, so am doing same.
114 posted on 10/23/2002 5:10:18 PM PDT by nastypumps
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Islam writhes in its own death throes, trying to take the rest of civilization with it.

I don't know how you came up with this. Islam is not in a death throe.
Not while it's unwitting foes are protecting it.

The U.S. has not declared war on islam and is actually abetting it.
We have approximently 8 million muslims in the US today.
They will not go quietly.

115 posted on 10/23/2002 5:29:03 PM PDT by philetus
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To: philetus
They will not go quietly.

Good! So long as they go.

Hank

116 posted on 10/24/2002 7:21:28 PM PDT by Hank Kerchief
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To: Hank Kerchief
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117 posted on 10/05/2003 9:15:28 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: Auntie Mame; JulieRNR21; Archie Bunker on steroids; maranatha; Brad's Gramma; ApesForEvolution; ...
2. The Al Qaeda terrorist network, is based in Moslem countries and supported financially by the so called pious Moslem leadership of Saudi Arabia

This particular statement is at least partly inaccurate. The House of Saud and the Al Qaeds are not exactly on good terms. See todays article TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Targets Boy Scouts.

But, there is an even more subtle evil eminating from the House of Saud. It supports a huge anti-Ameircan pro-Islamic-jihad fifth column in this country in the form of Muslim Schools, mosques, and propaganda organizations (e.g. "charities"). For example: The Wahhabi Fifth Column

There is no "good" form of Islam. Until people stop pretending Islam is just another religion, and start calling it what it is, the most repressive, violent, and backward ideology in the world, it will continue to opress its women, prevent all cultural and economic development and spread its violence and terror throughout the world. To call an ideology that turns people into murderers, repressors, and suicidal maniacs a religion, especially "a religion of peace," (as some idiots do) is almost as evil as that ideology itself. It is not a religion, it is disease, and the only cure for the disease is to eradicate it.

Hank

118 posted on 10/06/2003 5:46:46 AM PDT by Hank Kerchief
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To: DeviantMind
Nowadays, you find few Christians DEFENDING the Inquisition.
The ones that do probably support Islamist terror, given the
affinity of extremists in both camp for the cult of Jew hatred.
Unfortunately, there are still plenty of prominent and privileged Muslims (by no means all but a scary number) who
defend the Holocaust (or deny it) and other lovely stuff.
119 posted on 11/18/2003 2:39:59 PM PST by fiercemoderate
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To: blam

Islam is evil on earth and must be vanquished to save all of humanity. It is sad to say, but this cult of hate, and tyranny will throw the world into World War 3, far more destructive than the last great war. But in the end the evil serpant that is islam will be forever vanquished by all the worlds great religions, and peoples. I wish the world would wake up and realize the evil around us. We have to fight islam around the globe to save humanity from this evil.


120 posted on 10/23/2004 3:57:41 PM PDT by BeamofLight
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To: BeamofLight
"Islam is evil on earth and must be vanquished to save all of humanity."

Amen!

121 posted on 10/23/2004 4:06:40 PM PDT by blam
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