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Jihad Seeks to Kill, Not Convert

Wednesday, 06 Jan 2010 05:07 PM

By S.E. Cupp

Remember when Islamist terrorism wasn't just about exploding underwear, but religious conversion?

Of course you don't, because that was a really long time ago. But transport yourself a few centuries back — and religious fanatics like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wouldn't have simply tried to blow us up. First, they would have given us the chance to convert to Islam. It was a last-minute stay of execution, a way to escape certain death.

Considering the thousands murdered on 9/11 and since — people who never had the option — it was a pretty good deal.

Not to say it was very much fun. Not if you were a Coptic Egyptian in the 13th century, when members of the Mamluk Dynasty forcibly converted countless of your brethren to Islam.

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