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    • Sumayah
    • 11.07.05 | 07:41 (IDT)

    When asked "Can we win?" the war on terror, Bush said, "I don't think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that the ? those who use terror as a tool are ? less acceptable in parts of the world." I would have liked to inform the President: This is a war and if you can?t win a war it means you lose it. There are only three alternatives: a) You win the war, b) There would be a cessation of hostilities, c) You lose the war. It is as simple as that. Our enemy is not going to relent. They will never stop attacking us. Their goal is to destroy our civilization and conquer our world. For this they live and for this they are willing to die. So the option "b" is out. If we can't win this war then we will lose it. This is elemental. Can you think of another alternative? This war cannot be won only by force. We cannot win this war because we are fighting a wrong enemy. It seems that you are fixated with Al Qaida and think once Al Qaida is eliminated the head of terrorism is cut off. I am sorry to say that this is not the case. Al Qaida is not the head of Islamic terrorism. It is just an arm of it. This monster has many arms, millions and millions. if you want to fight this beast you have to go for its heart. You have to understand what makes the Islamic terrorists tick, what motivates them, why they hate you and why they are willing to die in order to kill you. Terrorists are not your average criminals. Terrorists are motivated by an ideology. It is this ideology that drives, seemingly normal average citizens, into unthinkable acts of barbarity. We cannot win the war against terrorism if we do not eliminate the ideology behind it. Jihad is "The obligation to fight the infidels with utmost vigor and power until they become weak, their state disappears and they submit to the rule of the law of Islam." [1] The Quran says: "Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies," (Q.8:6) President Bush called Islam a religion of peace; he celebrates their festivities in the White House; he constantly praises Islam and the Muslims and try to give them legitimacy in America. But when they want to practice their faith and promote it the way their prophet did and told them to do, President Bush and the world calls them terrorists! Once the Muslims influence our politicians, as in some cases like in England and Canada, it would be impossible to fight terrorism ideologically. Canada has recognized the rule of Sharia and has already passed the blasphemy law to silence those who criticize Islam; and England is trying to pass the same in this coming Fall. (as thanks London gets terrorized yeh!) If you can't fight the ideology of terrorism, you will not be able to fight the terrorism itself and this war is doomed to be lost.

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    First published 00:00 10.07.05 | Last updated 00:00 10.07.05
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