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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Welcome to Crusade 2.0, The Really Really Long War (Foreign Policy In Focus)

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"You've been on-duty for a couple of weeks now in an ICBM missile silo's artificial atmosphere... it's disenfranchised environment, and your finger is on the BIG RED BUTTON. Apocalyptic "Christianity" helps steady the nerves when the phone rings with the bad news... It's the "GO" code. It IS 'Gods Will', after all... Hail Mary full of... [Click]"
Talib BoostersIslamic extremists have certainly committed crimes. So have extremists of other faiths. But no one, as far as I know, has recommended the deportation of Christians and the strip-searching of people who look like they're from Iowa simply because of the Oklahoma City bombing or the killing of abortion providers.
Taliban - Community Organizers with RPGsThe question here is whether Islam as a religion poses a threat to Europe or to the United States. Outspoken atheists like Christopher Hitchens have argued that all religions pose a threat to humanity. But the arguments of atheists aside, Islam isn't a threat unless you adopt the crusader mentality. Put simply, intolerance and bigotry lie at the root of Islamophobia - that and a thousand years of protracted conflict and bloodshed...
Taliban Toyota (You Asked For It, You Got It)...In the days after September 11, George W. Bush said "this crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take awhile." The crusade language, after a barrage of criticism, quickly disappeared. And now, with the Obama administration, the "war on terrorism" has largely slipped out of the language, replaced by "overseas contingency operations." But however much the language has changed, Washington continues to make the same bone-headed mistakes in the global campaign against al-Qaeda and its supporters.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Vol. 5, No. 14

The Really Really Long War

Let's imagine that the Cold War was a detour. The entire 20th century, in fact, was a detour. Since conflicts among the 20th-century ideologies (liberalism, communism, fascism) cost humanity so dearly, it's hard to conceive of World War II and the clashes that followed as sideshows. And yet many people have begun to do just that. They view the period we find ourselves in right now - the so-called post-Cold War era - as a return to a much earlier time and a much earlier confrontation. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq aren't discrete battles against a tyrant (Saddam Hussein) or a tyrannical group (the Taliban). They fit together with Turkey's resurgence, the swell of Muslim immigration to Europe, and Israel's settlement policy to form part of a much larger struggle.

Welcome to Crusade 2.0.

For those who see Islam as a civilizational threat, the key dates aren't 1945 or 1989 but rather 1683, 1492, 1099, and 732. The very mention of these watershed years stirs the blood of the modern-day crusader. In 1683, thanks to the intercession of the Polish cavalry, Christian forces beat back Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Vienna, preventing Islam from spreading to Western Europe. In 1492, Christian armies recovered all of Spain from Muslim rulers. In 1099, during the first Crusade, the European army seized Jerusalem. And in 732, Charles Martel led the Franks in a victory over the forces of the Ummayad Caliphate, ensuring that Islam would not spread beyond its conquests in Spain.

Today, many Europeans are enlisting in a modern crusade. They see the threat of 732, with Islamic immigrants coming in from North Africa and bringing their culture and customs - like the mosque and the veil - to secular France and multicultural Switzerland. They see the threat of 1683, with Turkey planning to join and then take over the European Union. And they stand with Israel to protect Jerusalem from the demands of Palestinians and their supporters in the Arab world.

In defense of their crusade, they point to acts of terrorism committed by Islamic fundamentalists (the 2004 Madrid bombings, the 2005 London bombings), occasional acts of violence (the killing of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, a rash of honor killings), the fatwa against novelist Salman Rushdie, and so on. These incidents, they argue, add up to a pattern: an attempt to destroy the Judeo-Christian world, reestablish the caliphate dismantled by Ataturk in 1924, impose sharia law, and turn the world into a version of Afghanistan under the Taliban...
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life cycle is revolving around this cycle. To understand this we should learn or we should get knowledge of some things like our religion, our living style, things around us and most important previous history.

There are more than eight hundred billion people on this earth and there are 365 different religions in this world from which a few are famous and majority of religion are not famous to rest of world. From few famous religion five religions are very much famous (Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Jewish, Buddhism) and among all these five religions there are different kind of groups and every group claim that they are on right path e.g. in Christians some believe in that chariest is the only spirit in this world and other believe that chariest is not only one but there is an addition of holy mother then the power complete and same is the case in Hinduism some of them believe in different gods and so that they have conflicts between their religious groups and same is the case in Islam, Jewish and Buddhism. If we calculate sincerely with neutral mind then we find a fact that every group from any religion should be of between 10~20% of the world and considered that they are right and rest of the world 80~90% peoples are wrong. Every religion have its fantasy of revival of their religion and for this every religion has its character which is know by different names in different religions. And also have the concept of great evil and the war between evil and that character is known ascrusade war
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