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Did a search. Didn't see anything. Already, this is set up as being about "Islamo Facism" as indicated by the title--"Radical Islam's War Against The West." Personally, I'm not quite sure, I'm in agreement with this characterization.


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"God is so great and merciful that he does not require that we name him precisely. God is even willing to be anonymous for a time. Remember how God led the Three Wise Men from the East to Christ? The Wise Men did not know the God of Israel or Jesus. They worshipped the stars. So God used a star to lure them."--The Twelve Steps for Christians

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I would agree with you if you mean it is too easy to lump all Muslims into a single group, but it is hard to deny that there is a segment within Islam that is dedicated to the violent destruction of the West.

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After about six paragraphs, I got so tired of the journalist that I decided I am going to go find something else to read. Someone else will write about this more clearly at a later date.


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I, unfortunately, read the whole thing. Terrible, but a lot of people will agree with the writer. That's life.

This bit about "needing enemies" is ludicrous. Yes, some people "need" enemies. I've fueled up on enemy-hate in my life, although I like to think those days are behind me.

But Islamic radicals are our enemies, whether the writer wants to recognize it or not. (I'm not endorsing the film, just stating a fact.). The very idea that the writer would raise this canard shows the weakness of his position.

But like I said, plenty of folks agree with him.

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But Islamic radicals are our enemies, whether the writer wants to recognize it or not.

I can't figure out whether I really have any enemies or not. Most of the time I feel like I'm trapped inside a body that has enemies. Like, I'm lost somewhere inside this thing that claims to have enemies. All the while, I can't figure out whether this thing is religious, political, or cultural. Or maybe a grouping of the three. But until I figure out what this thing that has trapped me in its body is, I've declared myself an anti-partisan follower of Christ, as opposed to a Christian, whatever that is.


In an interstellar burst, I am back to save the Universe.

Filmsweep by Persona. 2013 Film Journal. IlPersona.

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To clarify, by "our" I wasn't referring to Christians, but more broadly to the West. That may not negate your point, Stef, but I thought I should be more specific.


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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I, too, was unable to read the entire article but skimmed through most of it. Unfortunately, I feel like I have to agree with the author's overall point. Not that I would express it in the way he did, but I feel like his sarcastic response is out of reaction to a very real ignorance and unchristian attitude that many Christians have towards Islam and the Middle East. There was a quote in there from Medved that made me take a second glance.


""Human speech is like a cracked pot on which we beat out rhythms for bears to dance to when we are striving to make music that will wring tears from the stars."

-Gustave Flaubert

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