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The Irreconcilable Conflict

rebmort Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 7:55 AM
What would you have us do? Even if we get out of every single Eastern country, their goal is still to convert us to Islam or destroy us. Take your pick.
sparcboy Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 8:19 AM
It seems simple to me. These people have been fighting each other for thousands of years. Sunni's don't believe the same Islam as Shiites and vice versa, and so the many other sects and tribes and versions of Islam. Leave them to their own devices and they will be to occupied with killing each other.
chamuiel Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 10:02 AM
They (Muslims) have a plan to make every country in the World bow to Islam including the U.S.

Your ideas of isolation are simplistic, were disproved by WWI, and simply will not work.
"Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,

"Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat."

Thus did Kipling, the Poet of Empire, caution the British about the Eastern world the Victorians and Edwardians believed to be theirs.

And with that world so inflamed against us, perhaps we should inspect more closely our irreconcilable conflict -- what Harvard's Michael Ignatieff calls "the fatal dialectic between Islamic rage and Western free speech." Consider first American values, as seen from an ACLU point of view.

Our establishment holds that not only is there to...