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"What should not been in doubt since 9/11 are that there is a war between all radical Muslim groups and us"

two questions.

1) Who is this homogenous group "us"?

I'd say people so insecure of themselves that they easily scar.

2) Have you been watching the news in the last week? Fatah against Hamas? aren't these two radical islamic groups? Where is "us" in that fight? The war is as much internally in Islam as with "us" and "them".

by PeWi on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 12:08:28 PM EST
Actually, no: Fatah is not an Islamic group. It is Arab nationalist in origin.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 18th, 2007 at 04:28:48 AM EST
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Thanks DoDo, I stand corrected on the facts...

head in shame, proofing my own ignorance... again.

by PeWi on Mon Jun 18th, 2007 at 08:08:31 PM EST
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The "us" I refer to is what we would call western civilization (U.S., East and West Europe, and the Far East). The "us" also includes all forms of Islam that conflict with this perverse radical form of Islam.

The fight between Hamas and Fatah is interesting. As already stated, Fatah is a secular organization that never promoted itself on religious principles. Hamas has. It is an organization supported by Iran as is Hezbollah. Both are acting as armies for Iran's interest in the region. "Us" in this fight is with the secular Fatah.

by Private on Tue Jun 19th, 2007 at 08:53:11 PM EST
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Fatah is a secular organization that never promoted itself on religious principles

False. When their popularity faltered as Israel shitted on them during the death of the peace process, some of them tried to promote themselves by forming the Al Aksa Martyr Brigades.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Jun 20th, 2007 at 10:44:13 AM EST
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The 'western world' I would count myself as part of believes in democracy. Supporting Fatah in an armed insurrection against an elected Hamas government, for no better reason than a turf war, has nothing to do with it. It has everything to do with fundamentalist and tribal thinking, however.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 20th, 2007 at 10:46:40 AM EST
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