Via Bookworm, this article on American Thinker by Pamela Geller should, IMO, be forwarded to EVERYONE. Og and RobertaX began some conversations on the issue of Islam and I have to say that I'm firmly on the side of Og on this one. Below is my commentary on the subject. It's nice to know that both Ms. Geller and I came up with the same conclusions although hers are much more well-written than mine.
There are those who think that the religion of the shooter (Islam) is not a valid concern and there are those who feel that not only is it a valid concern but that Islam itself is a threat to our way of life. I've tried to get my thoughts in order about this and I think I have to come down on the latter side and here's why:
One of the reasons that the Fort Hood shooter was allowed to continue in his position, despite evidence, both anecdotal and concrete, that he actively hated our country and was trying to contact the enemies of our country was because of propaganda machines that have everyone walking around on eggshells. If you say a Muslim is a terrorist, even when you have proof that he or she is, then you are a racist. CAIR and ISNA have been taking great pains by screaming discrimination every time allegations are made against Muslims.
The fact that the liberals and their lapdogs, the legacy media, have come down on the side of Islamic totalitarianism is both ironic and frightening. Ironic, because the Democrats (home of most liberals) claim to be for women's rights, etc. and Islam is the antithesis of this. Frightening because it shows that modern liberal thought is more in line with the infantalilization and control of the populace, but the theocracy of the liberals consists of Political Correctness and Multiculturalism. The fact that our country has sunk to a low where we cannot show our outrage that at an enemy of our country, who killed our citizens because of his religious beliefs, is outrageous in itself.
I'm not advocating violence against Muslims or ropes and yardarms, but I do remember the parable of the scorpion and the frog and try to keep perspective and not get stung.
2 years ago