So I’m flipping through the channels last night and land on CNN and see that radical cleric guy who lives in London (the one who asserts that Islam will dominate the world and that the flag of Islam will fly over the White House). He went on and on about how Islam and its adherents are intent on world domination, that he’s working non-violently toward the same goal that bin Laden and his ilk are working toward. Watch the whole thing, it’s worth it. You’ll learn that all you have to do to keep your head, literally, is to become a Muslim and follow Sharia. Compliance will ensure nonviolence (until you break a Sharia law, then you will be buried up to your chest and stoned to death [violent image warning on that link] or have some appendage/s or head cut off (I won’t link to those vids, but I think every adult in America should watch one . . . if they can stomach it); noncompliance will ensure violence (I guess that means you just get blown up or shot to death by someone like the Fort Hood terrorist, an American soldier who “holds Sharia first, before the United States Constitution.”). Woo. And. Hoo. The religion of peace! At the end of the clip, Spitzer (yes, that one) tells the cleric guy that he’s a “heinous terrorist” who should be in jail. I sat up for a second thinking that Spitzer got it, but . . .. He seems to think the guy’s some kind of fringe lunatic. I’m not so sure.
One of the points he, the cleric guy, made is that Islam and Sharia work together not only as a religion but as a political, legal, economic, and socio-cultural construct. That’s something that not enough Americans are aware of or accept if they’ve heard it before. But that’s what its adherents believe, deeply. So it seems a bit naive to go on pretending that Islam is “just a religion.” Yes, it is a religion, but it’s also so very much more than that.
The American Thinker has an interesting article by Amil Imani about “Islamism”:
Knowing Islam intimately and having experienced its systemic savagery have compelled me to warn repeatedly of the deadly, imminent threat it poses to all non-Muslims (“Why Confront Islamism“) attempting to present a comprehensive treatment of the evil precepts and practices of Islamism. I am listing a few facts that should be enough to alarm anyone who cherishes liberty and freedom and to awaken anyone who is comforted by the belief that all the Islamic mayhem is limited to an illiterate gang of primitive Middle-Easterners and has no implications for America. Sorry, bad news is here already.
- Some 26 percent of American Muslims aged 18-29 support suicide bombings “in defense of Islam,” according to findings of a recent Pew poll.
According to Pew, there are 2.35 million Muslims in America, 30 percent of whom are in the 18-29 age range. Some claim that the number of Muslims is in fact much larger. Even using the conservative Pew numbers, over 180,000 Muslims in America are bomb-approving. This is an alarmingly large number, given that Muslims, as an article of faith, practice dissimulation in dealing with infidels and under-report their true intentions. How many human bombs and bomb-approving people does it take to wreak havoc on our country? [my emphasis]
- The 180,000 Muslims living among us don’t define what “defense of Islam” is. It could be anything that they feel constitutes an attack on Islam and Islamic values, such as the reported flushing of the Quran down the toilet, the Danish cartoon, Rushdie’s book, a newspaper article, an internet posting, or even women not donning the hijab.When religious fanatics unreservedly advocate wanton acts of mass murder, they are not likely to shy from coercion and intimidation measures to impose their will on the larger society. In tandem with the cold murder of Theo Van Gough in Holland, for instance, Islamists had been striving to supplant civil laws with the Islamic Sharia in the country. In other lands such as France, England, and Canada, Muslims have also been waging serious campaigns for adoption of the Sharia or some of its provisions, just for starters.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The immensely difficult task of safeguarding our freedom while ensuring our safety is seriously and repeatedly undermined by Islamist apologists, pontificating academes, vote-hungry politicians, and the mainstream media, each for their own reasons. Here are some of the comfort pills dispensed by the mainstream media’s polls: “Most Muslims seek to adopt American lifestyle” (U.S. Today); “Muslims assimilate better in U.S. than Europe, poll finds” (New York Times); Poll: “US Muslims Feel Post-9/11 Backlash Despite Moderate Outlook” (Voice of America).It is said that there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. The mainstream media’s manipulation of statistics goes beyond selective reporting and qualifies as outright disinformation. Is the U.S. Muslims’ outlook moderate? All U.S. Muslims? What about the self-reported outlook of hundreds of thousands who support mass murder in the “defense of Islam”?
We hear the left burble about “secular Christians” and “moderate Christians” (as we don’t use either term as Christians, I’m guessing the former are those who don’t go to church and the latter are the ones not blowing up abortion clinics?), so why wouldn’t they invent “moderate Islam,” too? I’ve come to believe that there is not a “moderate Islam.” Sure, there are people who are not running around with bombs in their underpants, but, to quote the Turkish Prime Minister who finds the term (“moderate Islam” not “underpants”) an insult: “The term ‘moderate Islam’ is ugly and offensive; Islam is Islam.” Indeed.
The question we face is what do we do now? Because I do not ever want to see any flag but the American flag flying over the White House.