Date registered: Sep 2004
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Islam's tradition of violence is rooted in the same soil as that of Judeo-Christian culture is - the Old Testament and Semitic traditions of tribal violence. Islam is essentially the expression of the Medieval World in the modern, unlike us, they did not traverse the six centuries or so of enlightenment that separates us from our own Medievalism. It is why I wish us to disengage as much as possible from the Islamic world. I have no illusions Islam is a "religion of peace". It simply isn't. Mohammend was a warrior-prophet. Allah is none other than Yahweh, the Jealous God, another figure who solves his problems with violence. Until Islamic societies begin the cultural process of ending their medieval age as they embrace enlightenment in the form of equal rights for women, tolerance of homosexuals, and an end to vendetta, revenge and violence cloaked in the religious term "Jihad" they are societies to be kept at arms length, not to be trusted. Oddly enough, they seem to prefer it that way. We are stupid to make them rich beyond belief. We are stupid to spill our children's blood on their soil in hopes we can somehow turn them into Moderns like ourselves. They have about six hundred years to go.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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