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Discussing Islam – A losing battle?

JMM articles / by / on December 26, 2012

Islam, Sharia, jihad and terror. Daily, more things appear in the news about  the truth of Islam from a multitude of venues. Why do people refuse to hear this  truth?

“Perhaps these things that seem important to me are unimportant, but they are  all a part of the great human tragedy that stands before us. And if I could do  something, which I can’t, to make the world better, I would try to have it more  tolerant, more kindly, more understanding; could I do that and nothing else, I  would be glad.”

These were the words of Clarence Darrow during his closing argument in the  case of People v. Henry Sweet on May 11, 1926 and as the saying goes, “the more  things change, the more they stay the same”. The point that Darrow was making  was just because some things seemed unimportant, it didn’t mean they were and if  one would listen, not just hear, but listen, they too may come to realize the  truth.

When I set out to learn about terrorism at a very early age I had no  intention of learning anything about, let alone becoming what many have called  an “expert” on Islam. I didn’t care about Islam, I didn’t really care about any  religion other than my own, I wanted to learn about terrorism and that is what I  did.

I started with the history of terrorism, what better way to study a subject  than to start at the beginning? I started with the Zealots and the Sicarii in  biblical times and learned about terrorism from its original roots all the way  up through the 21st Century. Throughout my studies there was one defining factor  that kept showing up and the more I learned the more it reared its ugly head,  Islam.

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