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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com

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I have heard it said that, not all Muslims are terrorist, but all terrorists are Muslims. As of late it seems to be holding true.

As to your question, “Do you think Radical Islamists have a plot to take over the United States from the inside?”

Yes, I absolutely do. I believe their intent is to take over any country that will stand by and allow them to do it and they will use any means of force or violence to achieve their goal.

Having said that, lets not forget about another threat, another invasion, that threatens the exact same thing. But these invaders do not use acts of violence or force in their invasion, they use pity and sympathy. They come in hoardes, they act very docile, they prey upon those who are of kind heart and unthinking minds to achieve their goal of ultimately taking over the U.S. and they have millions upon millions of us complacent to their tactics.       

We, without question, have two threats to our country. Which one will ultimately achieve their goal? Which one will we allow to take us over? I have my own theory on that. But I think we should be very aware of both.
                                                                                                                                          

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Two Cents @twocents

@jlriggs57aol-com @policysigh I believe radical Islam is a serious threat, one that is being ignored right now because of our own domestic issues such as obamacare and joblessness.

I agree with Riggs that we have a group that is slowly trying to take over our country. Although I would take it a step further and say that what will happen is they will unite to fight against us.

The democrats are already sympathetic to radical Islam. Which makes absolutely no sense if you compare their messages. As Riggs pointed out they prey on people’s compassionate side and claim they are fighting for equality. But what does radical Islam stand for? Definitely not women’s rights or gay rights. Definitely not religious freedom. They want everyone to live under a radical version of Islam.

It’s shocking that the Democrats do not speak out against radical Islam and instead defend it.

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Julia Wotten @juliaw

I personally think that most people accept the fact that there are crazy individuals that call themselves followers of Islam that want to kill us and probably do want to take over America from the inside out. However, I think its largely over estimated. These people are a very small group and do not represent the faith of Islam what so ever. They claim they do, but it is in fact a radical version that most Muslims do not follow. It would be like saying that all Christians believe in the most ridiculous parts of the bible. Its just not reality.

Yes, they are out there and they are dangerous, but lets not overstate the threat. Lets look at this from a realistic perspective with some facts:

Terrorist attacks and attempted attacks in the United States have become less frequent since the 1970s — though September 11 was a huge exception

There have been 2,608 total attacks and 226 fatal attacks in the United States between 1970 and 2011.

Law enforcement officials appear to be getting better at thwarting terrorist attacks — but they can’t stop all of them

Since the Oklahoma City bombing, a greater portion of terrorist attacks have been carried out by individuals. Therefore, we need to focus more on dealing with home grown terrorists such as those from the Boston Bombing, and focus less on Islam as a whole. Lets start figuring out where these individuals learn how to make bombs, what their goals are, etc, and start tracking actions and behaviors rather than just religion.

The types of organized groups that carry out terrorist attacks, meanwhile, have become extremely diverse. People tend to think of terrorists as Islamic radicals, but that is not the case. Many groups engage in terrorist activities. Got this from an article on the Washington Post: “These organizations are quite diverse,” the report notes. “The [Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] attack was Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s Detroit suicide bomb attempt on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. The TTP attack was Faisal Shazhad’s attempt to detonate a bomb in Times Square. Members of the Minutemen American Defense, an anti-immigration militia group targeted a Mexican-American family. The KKK assaulted someone, and the Justice Department sent razor blades in envelopes to those conducting experiments on animals.”

North America suffers far, far fewer terrorist attacks than most other regions around the world, so lets continue to work through diplomacy to end terrorism and help those that are real targets of terrorists.

Your odds of dying in a terrorist attack are still far, far lower than dying from just about anything else.

You are more likely to be killed by a police officer, storm, lightning, heart disease, intentional self harm or suicide, choking, walking, guns, post surgery complications, or alcohol than by terrorism. So if were going to freak out and spend a bunch of money to save lives, lets focus on the above issues instead and we might actually get somewhere.

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I felt compelled to comment on this discussion due to the latest development in Nigeria. Islamists have kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria and are now threatening to sell them into slavery. Read this article for full details: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/world/africa/nigeria-kidnapped-girls.html?hpw&rref=world&_r=0

There is more than 270 girls they have taken and are threatening to sell as punishment for going to school and defying sharia law.

So as per your question, do I think RADICAL Islam is a threat to the world? Yes I do. Because there are radical extremists groups that seem to be growing in numbers and are willing to do anythign to those that do not agree with them. They want people to live in fear and when people are afraid, the unimaginable happens.

I do not think Islam the religion is a threat, just the radical version of Islam that seems to be growing at a rapid pace. It also concerns me that more muslims do not come out and denounce such acts. Especially leaders within the Islamic community. I never hear of any Islamic leaders denouncing terrorism or terrorists actions.

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Policy MAKES me SIGH @policysigh

@coffeeaddict I just heard about this today… really quite sad. Did you see the video @jlriggs57aol-com @twocents @juliaw?

Here it is… absolutely disgusting

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This is just another case of Islamists being Islamists. It saddens me that these people are so vile that they need to show how big and bad they are by kidnapping and terrorizing women. What a disgrace to the human race.

Somehow it doesn’t comfort me to know that obama is on the job and is staying in touch with the Nigerian government. When it comes to foreign relations he’s like calling in a guy with a squirt gun to a two alarm fire. No help at all.

I hope the Nigerian government can locate these poor ladies and bring swift punishment to this useless group of garbage.

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@jlriggs57aol-com this issue saddens me as well. Although, I feel its sad that Obama and the State Department are leaving this to the Nigerians to deal with. They are sending in US officials to consult and help with the planning, however they will be using Nigerian forces if force must be used. This upsets me because the reason these girls are in this situation in the first place is because Nigerian forces were too afraid to take on the terrorists. They have smaller weapons, they don’t want to lose their lives. So the girls were taken when they knew it was going to happen more than 4 hours prior to the kidnapping.

In my opinion there are only a handful of trained operatives that could go in and get the girls without them being harmed. Those operatives are from the United States military, Israel, or Europe. End of story.

If we leave it to the Nigerians I fear that lives will be lost.

On top of that, there is a message we need to send to the terrorists. Mess around, and we will kill you. We will not negotiate with you. We will kill you. End of story. That should be the message. And we need to do so with such strength that they will not attempt to do this kind of stuff. Peace through strength.

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Two Cents, I agree that we have the capability to go into Nigeria and find these girls and get them back to their families, which would be a great thing.

What do we do when this happens in 5, 10, or 15 other countries? Are we going to charge in and solve all their problems for them. We are not the world police.

If we could work together with some other countries operatives and form a united front against these pukes, not only would we be sending a message that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated, but it will also let them know that the U.S. isn’t the only ones that finds this kind of thing despicable and are willing to take action against them.

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richard lionheart @richardlionhea

Of course it is.
Observe the following:

1. Islam is Identical to Fascism http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s2hvj0
2. Moderate Moslems are irrelevant http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s2qvmv
3. Islam will not tolerate or co exist with any other religion. Islam infiltrates a country,, and as the moslem population increases the demands of moslems grow louder, shriller and more violent http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s27lf1
4. The koran contains 107 verses where it tells moslems to kill all non believers http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s2550i
5. The Koran itself is almost pure hate speech, by any definition http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s2551f

The above represents over 30,000 words of evidence of the fascistic, supremacist, murderous intent of moslems worldwide, that intent being to kill, enslave or forcibly convert every human on the planet, and establish a totalitarian World Caliphate, taling the entire planet back to the 13th Century.

In 1400 years, its estimated Islam has murdered or enslaved ONE BILLION humans. The islamic invasion of India alone killed 50 million, and the Islamic Invasion of the Mediterranean killed 120 million. Islam is a death cult that glorifies war and murder.

As illustration, the HAMAS charter of 1988, the document that HAMAS was elected to power in Gaza, has a couple of typical moslem attitudes:

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp

Note
Para 2: Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it”

Article 13:
“Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. ……. There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. ”

So there you are. Peace with Israel is apostasy.

In conclusion, consider; The Koran, and Mien Kampf are the only two philosophical works in History that both feature prominently a Jewish Final Solution. What does that tell you?

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Two Cents @twocents

@richardlionhea I completely agree with you.

I found this Hamas children’s TV show online. How disturbing is this?

Hamas is definitely an extremist Muslim group that has gained political leadership in the Middle East.

Now, ISIS is reportedly beheading children and putting their heads on spikes. Muslim extremism in the Middle East, just like the Nazi’s in Germany, are first a threat to the Eastern world, the Europe, then they will be a threat to the USA.

Why do people no see that this is how extremist groups become a real threat? They first start by taking over legitimate governments. We see this happening all over the Middle East right now. Iran, the Gaza Strip, Syria, Iraq, just like Hitler gain legitimacy in Germany. They once they have full control they start moving outward to gain more control and impose their way of life on others.

Islamic extremism can become a serious problem for the entire world not just the people of the Middle East if we don’t stop it now.

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Ricard, good post, good information. It will help a lot if you will copy and paste the @’s of those in the discussion (as I have done above) so that people will know you have left a comment. I stumbled onto this one. When you leave an @ we will get a notification or, in my case, an email. Thanks.

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