It's nice to have one positive thing coming from the current crisis and for me it has been the discovery of Israeli blogger Treppenwitz. David Bogner made aliyah from the US some years ago and provides an uncommon perspective concerning matters which are not discussed on many Israeli blogs.
The cited piece on Islam should be plastered all over the internet and emailed to every serving legislator in the US. You can't really deal with something without identifying what it is and calling this death cult a 'religion of peace' is a huge lie - unless you mean 'peace of the grave'.
There is no proscription against lying to infidels within the tenets of islam if the lie told can be asserted to have advanced fundamental islamic beliefs. That's a fact that militates against the extension of trust required for all but the most mundane aspects of life. It is also fundamental to understanding the conditions which exist in most of the Arab world. They don't just lie to infidels.
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