The worst misconception we can cling to is the idea that everyone is either with us or with the terrorists. Most Muslims don't want to be bossed around by either party. But until we learn to accept that, we'll always be fighting people like the Iraqi insurgents we mistakenly labeled "Islamofascists" when they were nothing of the kind.
Of course, I'm assuming you wouldn't have thrown in with Suharto just because he was a US ally.
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Underway...where??Originally Posted by Winston Smith;105 and here's why8887771
Mister Winston Smith - We would ALL like to see an Islamic reformation too. Unfortunately, it ain't going to happen and here's why....
Its theologically impossible to change the Koran (though it could be argued its possible to plus and subtract hadith from the 'good' and 'bad' pile). Islam is a fixed state religion, irrevocably frozen in its form. Change it and its no longer Islam - and since Islam is perfect and literally true then why would Muslims want to change it?
If different cultures can find a way to coexist peacefully, then awesome. The issue arises when one culture has an irreducible conflict with another and they cannot co-exist.
As an example, any culture or belief system which requires everyone to conform, whether they want to or not, is inherently in conflict with every other culture or belief that does not want to conform.
Muslims in many places throughout the world have managed to live in peace and harmony with their pagan brothers and sisters. Their very way of life is a testament to the fact that you don't know what you're talking about.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
Slain Texas Sisters Amina and Sarah Said: One Year Later and Still No Justice - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com
A brief synopsis...
An Islamic cab driver brutally murdered his two teenage daughters because they committed the unspeakable act of dating Westerners. The girls had fled with their mother, but their brother, who remained loyal to their father, convinced them to return and that all would be forgiven and well. The day they returned, the father took the girls out in his cab, ostensibly for an evening meal and shot both girls. The one, he killed quickly, but the other was tortured by several well placed gunshots that inflicted incredible pain without death.
Oh, and the girls were molested by their daddy when they were toddlers. Family values, huh?
This is a culture that is stuck in the 600's AD. It is brutal, barbaric, and has no modern sense of human life or any adherence to anything resembling Western or Christian values. It is indeed an alien culture, and those that want to bunny-hug them and ignore the facts do so not only at their peril but at our peril as well.