Originally posted on Is It Possible to Defeat Terrorism?: It is only through working together globally that we can succeed!:

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Writers conclusion that the jihadists are true believers triggers a storm of debate

Debate misguided as to how ‘Islamic’ Islamic State is

By Ishaan Tharoor
From page A8 | February 21, 2015 |

WASHINGTON — What does the Islamic State really want? The extremist militants have carved a fiefdom of their own in the imploding nation-states of Syria and Iraq. They have proclaimed a caliphate and lured thousands of foreign fighters to their ranks. They have butchered untold numbers of innocents, enslaved women and beheaded hostages.

But to what end?

This week, the Atlantic answered the question in the form of a 10,000-word cover story by Graeme Wood. Through interviews with a number of Islamic State supporters and sympathizers, Wood builds a case for why we should take the jihadists’ religious worldview seriously.

“The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic,”…

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Originally posted on A Writer's Dream(s):

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!

– American poet, Langston Hughes

from http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

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Originally posted on The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/malala-faith-islam-next-generation_n_4072645.html

Also see   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/malala-faith-islam-next-generation_n_4072645.html

and http://www.forbes.com/video/3872891710001/

“Whilst we can (and should) celebrate our differences (unique), let not our varying beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us all as common citizens of our planet.”

from  https://breakdownbarriers.wordpress.com/

 and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s choose to link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c from http://www.thechoice.wordpress.com

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Originally posted on Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I SHARE, I DREAM!":

Article Title: “The Pen is Mightier (More Powerful) Than The Sword”
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words/Tags): Writing, Words,
Empowerment, Inspiration, Words of empowerment and inspiration, College Herald, New Zealand Herald, breaking down barriers/walls, building bridges
Web sites: 

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at 

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig and may be freely published)

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
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Submitter’s Note:
The following are some fine, powerful words from some gifted young New Zealand writers… which I found so uplifting and inspiring that I thought I’d share these short extracts on the www (thanks College…

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Originally posted on Inspirational videos:

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“Few (of us) will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man (or woman) stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (she or) he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
– the powerful and greatly inspiring words of Robert F. Kennedy:

Adress by Robert F. Kennedy, University of Cape Town,  South Africa, June 6, 1966

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a…

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Originally posted on theneedleblog:

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“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events……It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert Kennedy


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Originally posted on A New Dawn extract:

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“Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into a new awareness. Your job is to simply do your work… sacredly, secretly, silently … and those with “eyes to see and ears to hear’ will respond.”
~ The Arturians

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther-King, jr

from http://www.drmartinlutherking.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”

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– c

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