All of the things that they would need to do to strike a Western target; they’re going through that process.” ~ U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (soon to be Talk Show Host)
I had an interesting conversation with a woman who has been a client of mine for the past fifteen years. It turned fascinating after realizing we each had an Indonesian Muslim in our family (Her son-in-law for the past fifteen years, and the girl friend of our oldest since January). Mohammed, who also happens to be a client of mine, is quite possibly the sweetest, kindest and most gentle man you’ll ever meet. Nadia, who we only met for the first time this past weekend, seems genuinely lovely as well.
I decided to summon my inner Captain Kirk to boldly go where few Western Wussie Men have gone before. I asked her how they were weathering the Radical Islamic storm, as I braced for impact! Before I share her reply, I should set the stage. I, as you know, am a Tea Party Conservative putting this question to a woman in her late sixties who describes herself as a moderate but devout Liberal raised by an extremely Liberal mother who was a Feminist before anyone knew there were Feminists. Got it?
I got the feeling she lives in a constant state of preparedness for this question…like a perpetual karate T-Stance. “Well, this is my response to people who go there.” she began. “There are violent and extreme people in every religion and the Quran teaches peace and love, not violence and hate.” Now, because this woman is a client and friend whom I happen to admire and respect, I did not challenge her as passionately as I might otherwise have. I did point out to her that unlike the statistically rare incidents of violence perpetrated in the name of other religions, the Islamic terror toll was well beyond 20,000 since 9/11…and counting. But I held back from challenging her assessment of the Quran as a book of peace, knowing “there are at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with “nonbelievers” for the sake of Islamic rule.”
Another dose of reality I chose not to administer is that there are no other religions I’m aware of that endorse “honor killings” and “female genital mutilation”…a fact which Brandeis University apparently decided not to burden its students with… for their own good I’m sure! So here we have Ayaan Hirsi Ali, one of the most courageous survivors of the real War on Women, forced to endure the insult of rejection by those who claim the moral high ground as the great champions and defenders in the War on Women?
And then there’s my personal all-time favorite from the people who brought us the “Religion of Peace”. The Islamic word “dhimmitude” which is applied to nonbelievers under Islamic rule, is essentially a “tax” the nonbelievers pay to their Islamic rulers to keep from being murdered…in the name of Allah. And we gripe about the IRS! 🙂
So while the Federal Government is preoccupied with staging military operations against its own citizen ranchers in the American heartland and hunting patriots in local gun shops, the Gospel of Muhammad is spreading around the world in what has been officially described as both wildfire and cancer, we’ve missed the ultimate bad guy convention in Yemen, and the man who will soon be known as the greatest disaster to ever occupy Gracie Mansion has just turned off the Terror Detector in the #1 Target of Terror, New York City! After all, why bother eavesdropping in the vicinity of people plotting to kill as many other people as they possibly can, when we could go after the “real bad guys” instead? OF COURSE THEY’RE FEELING EMPOWERED!
Islam is well disguised hate and political ideology masquerading as religion. Its inherent evil is self-evident by virtue of its own ghastly tenets and despicable actions. It is not a matter of rouge minority! Islam is a pirate ship that flies the black flag under the complete control of captain and crew with over 2 billion passengers who have refused to hold them accountable! You could have asked Ayaan Hirsi Ali herself…IF SHE HADN’T BEEN CENSORED! 😦
If Jefferson were alive today, he would be convinced we’ve lost our collective mind! He would see as clear as day that the same Barbary Pirate he dealt with as President has become a Barbary Armada Massing Caliphate while this one looks the other way! While Obama spoke to young cadets at the US Naval Academy last year, mothers and fathers were burying their sons and daughters in Nigeria. While he speaks to the cadets of West Point this year, mothers and fathers will be grieving the loss of 100 of their young daughters…ALL victims of the same pirates!
Join millions of your fellow Americans in Washington on May 16th for Operation American Spring. Let’s send the “real bad guys”, their enablers and their apologists, including Harry Reid, Eric Holder, Barack Obama & Nancy Pelosi, a very clear message! “You’ve done the crime; now prepare to do the time!” 🙂
God Bless Ret. Col. Harry Riley and Pamela Geller for their courage, love of country and commitment to truth! And God Bless America!