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1.) Islam is a religion at best, and a totalitarian theocracy with global aspirations at worst. Islam is many things to many people, but it certainly is not a race. Like Christians or Buddhists, Muslims are not defined through a particular ethnicity, but by a common belief system. One can not possibly be racist in relation to a belief system. Trying to silence criticism with the 'race card' only exposes the verbal bully without valid argument.

2.) The suffix -phobia describes an unfounded or excessive fear. In the light of Islam's hate-filled scriptures and discriminatory laws (see below), recorded history of violent expansion; as well as unrelenting series of terror attacks against both Muslims and non-Muslims, fear of the further spread of Islam is hardly unfounded. A fear and dislike of this malevolent ideology is only natural and a healthy human instinct. Whether this concern or fear is excessive depends on the practical manifestations: Demanding stoning and decaptitation or using bombs to express one's dislike or fear is unfounded and excessive. In contrast writing, speaking and lobbying are democratic tools.

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Hi, when I first joined your mailing list there was an interesting article (or two) on various aspects of islam - such as it being ok to lie to non-muslims. I cant seem to find this on the website now... can you point me to this material now.

Steve

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