Did you ever watch Star Trek : The Next Generation? If you did, you must surely remember the Borgs, whose philosophy of conquest was summed up in a single short speech Jean Luc Picard gave after having been transformed into a Borg: “I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service us.” I doubt that the Star Trek writers had been immersing themselves in Islamic writings and history, but they could well have been.
At FrontPage Magazine, you can read an interview with Bill Warner, the the director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam. Warner discusses Islam’s dualistic nature, which can hold simultaneously two opposite thoughts (such as the instruction to treat nonbelievers decently and the instruction that they must be destroyed as infidels). Thus, Warner contrasts Islamic beliefs with the Golden Rule, a principle that appears in all of the world’s other than Islam: