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    • Sumayah
    • 14.08.06 | 10:32 (IDT)

    Hezbollah must be defeated at all costs. This is not for Israel?s security alone but for the entire world. The problems caused by Islamic terrorism will not go away with kindness and love. Those who advocate this childish thesis are fools and have no understanding of Islam and the Muslim mind. Muslims interpret kindness as weakness; they become emboldened and increase their aggression. America committed a grave mistake not to retaliate the bombing of 1983 in Lebanon. This was a clear message to the Jihadists that America is weak, that it will cut and run when attacked, and that the Americans have no guts to fight. This brought more attacks on U.S. Had the U.S. destroyed Hezbollah at that time, killing hundreds of them then, we would not be facing this problem today and certainly Osama Bin Laden would not have dared to attack America in September 11, 2001. Islamic terrorism will only be stopped if defeated. Killing the terrorists is kindness to masses of Muslims. Muslim mind works in a peculiar way. They go where the power is. If we let the terrorists win, the masses of Muslims will side with them. Jihad is an obligation for every Muslim. But Jihad can be postponed until Muslims are strong enough to win it. If we let the terrorists win, we are sending the message to the masses of Muslims that we are weak and the time of jihad has come. So rise and kill us. The Muslim terrorists know that. That is why they are bombing and killing so indiscriminately. They have to prove to the masses of Muslims that they are winning. They know that if they can show that they are winning, they will have millions of Muslims joining them and Jihad will be unleashed.

    from the article: Olmert should stay
    First published 00:00 14.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 14.08.06
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