Re: Two essays on the violence seemingly inherent in Islam

From: Joe Dees (
Date: Tue Oct 23 2001 - 03:06:40 MDT

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> Samantha Atkins <> Re: Two essays on the violence seemingly inherent in IslamReply-To:
>On reading more carefully the article is fairly reasonable on
>the question to the extent it is a "reasonable" question. But I
>still warn of the likely consequences of seeing Islam itself as
>the "enemy".
If enough of them see us as the enemy and act on that perception, we have no choice. It takes two to fight, but only one to kill and one to die.
>- samantha
>Samantha Atkins wrote:
>> "Alex F. Bokov" wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Bravo! Excellent links, Joe. Thoughtul, well researched, and gutsy
>> > enough to call them as they see them. Except, I think maybe for the
>> > second one you actually meant to link:
>> >
>> >,politics
>> >
>> > Hopefully Samantha can read and comment on these. I'd be curious
>> > to see her response.
>> >
>> I couldn't read the first url. The second is full of mere
>> opinions, mostly under-informed and unschooled in Islam and
>> comparative religion. Both are irrelevant to the simple fact
>> that starting a war against the world's most populous religion
>> as such is a very direct way to destroy almost all hope of
>> acheiving our vaunted extropian dreams. The amount of sheer
>> terror, death and human suffering likely to ensue from any such
>> serious attempt is beyond calm consideration. It is not a mere
>> intellectual exercise. Anti-Islam is no more tenable and no
>> more a mere intellectual question than anti-semitism. I beg of
>> all intelligent, caring people to not go down this path. It is
>> deadly dangerous.
>> - samantha

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