A Mosque Grows in Tucson

From Phyrfight

I drove past a mosque in downtown Tucson this week. There is an 18th century Spanish Mission about 9 miles away and the mosque, which appears to have a prefab fiberglass dome, is right next to a big catholic church. I can imagine some factory overseas where they turn out fiberglass mosque domes by the hundreds.

Seeing this unexpected island of Islam surrounded by a sea of Catholicism made me think how angry the hundreds of millions of true believers of Islam must be at Osama. If he had not been so anxious to bring about jihad, the steady and inevitable spread of Islam would have gone on mostly unnoticed by the work-a-day world.

The following conversation took place before the collapse of the Soviet Union and long before the “War on Terror”.

From Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, p 52. John Perkins is speaking with a woman in Indonesia.

“But why should there be such animosity between Muslims and Christians?” I asked. … “Because,” she said …”the West—especially its leader, the U.S.—is determined to take control of all the world, to become the greatest empire in history. It has already gotten very close to succeeding. The Soviet Union currently stands in its way, but the Soviets will not endure. Toynbee* could see that. They have no religion, no faith, no substance behind their ideology. History demonstrates that faith—soul, a belief in higher powers—is essential. We Muslims have it. We have it more than anyone else in the world, even more than the Christians. So we wait. We grow strong.” *Reference to Arnold Toynbee’s Civilization on Trial and The World and the West.

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