By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA
When emotions are allowed to become the primary vehicle for arriving at an understanding of a complex issue the result is almost always undesirable. When knowledge of an issue is lacking, and no attempt is made to attain the knowledge required to make an informed decision the results can be disastrous. In a politically charged environment emotions can, and usually do, result in irrational decisions.
The western world in its desire to accommodate the religion of Islam is facing just such a crises. The desire to believe Islam is fundamentally a peaceful religion, even when there is significant evidence to the contrary, presents a danger to the very survival of western civilization.
There are many in the west, perhaps even a majority who either simply refuse to consider the writings of the Koran or don't care. Their lives are simply to "busy" to gain the knowledge they need to understand the dangers Islam holds for western civilization.
Here at Rational Nation USA I have attempted to scratch the surface of this complex issue. And in so doing raised the ire of progressives as well as the emotions and passions of the more conservative. Today my purpose is not to add more RN USA commentary, but rather to present information that is factual and backed by the knowledge and understanding of experts in the matter.
The following 2007 documentary is something that I believe should be watched and seriously considered by those on both sides of the debate. Entitled "Islam, What the West Needs to Know", is ninety eight minutes and is well worth the time you will spend watching it.
Hat tip to The Right Scope for making this documentary available on their sight.
Education and knowledge are powerful tools and are the most effective weapons against ignorance and blind faith.
Cross posted to Left Coast Rebel.
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