"The existence of an unprecedentedly large number of people wishing to destroy decent civilization as we know it – and who celebrate their own deaths – poses a threat the likes of which no civilization in history has had to confront."While it is true that the weapons at the disposal of Islam today are far more powerful than any previously available in human history, it is not true that no previous civilization has had to confront an equal threat. Ironically, it was Islam then threatening, just as it does today.
Allah's war against the Infidel has raged for fourteen centuries.
Upon the unification of Arabia by the sword and the death of its wielder, Mohammed, Islam exploded into the non-Muslim world, killing, raping, enslaving, and subjugating and humiliating non-Muslims throughout Western Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia.
"The evils committed by Nazism and communism were, of course, greater than those committed by radical Islam. There has been no Muslim Gulag and no Muslim Auschwitz."Allah commands his people to fight against, subdue and humiliate, and kill non-Muslims to make the world Islam.
Only if the last few decades of Islam's history are compared with Nazism and Communism's will the carnage caused by The Religion of Peace seem less severe. When factoring in Islam's brutality over the last one and one-half millennia throughout the non-Muslim world against millions of Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Zoroastrians, Animists, and other non-Muslims, the inhumanity of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and the rest pale in comparison.
The public must be willing to criticize Islam openly. All citizens must strengthen their own resolve to resist Jihad and the implementation of Shari'a by discovering exactly what Islam's "sacred" texts require regarding non-Muslims (it isn't pretty).
As one does this, (adding some histories of Jihad and Dhimma to one's reading list--Spencer, Bostom, Fregosi, and Yeor are excellent resources), it will become clear that those Muslims who truly oppose all offensive violence against non-Muslims are those "hijacking" Islam. Those "believers" who support full equality of human rights for non-Muslims and women are the actual "tiny minority of extremists."