The President of Iran inspired me. So now I’d like to take a few minutes to beat a dead horse that refuses to die. The not so dead “dead horse” is the Great American Fairytale that Islam, at its heart, is a religion of peace - that the great majority of "moderate" American Muslims condemn Islamist terror.
We saw a Muslim in action at the United Nations: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. We discovered he is great at lying and denying or distorting facts - for Islam. He is a Muslim. He is duping many in this nation into believing he is a moderate person.
The continuing “politically correct” but apparently ignorant media and otherwise pre-occupied masses continue to repudiate opinions such as those expressed by Pete in Minnesota:
“Without Muslims we have no 911 attacks. We have no embassy bombings in Africa. The Islam, the Christianity, of 1000 years ago is interesting, but we live in the present. There are 3 kinds of Muslims today. A very small minority who genuinely detest the violent faction. The avowedly violent faction: there can be no making peace with them. And a huge group in the middle who deep down think they will be better off if the violent faction comes to power.
"The West has 2 options: it can submit to Allah, or it can kill millions and millions of Muslims, until Muslims realize that "live and let live" is the best approach. Islam is not a religion: it is a political movement that seeks world domination. I am saddened by the slaughter to come."
If the Jihadi's persevere (which they promise to do) and successful strikes occur in this country equaling 9-11 or worse (which they promise to achieve), we have no choice. Consequently, I have to agree with Pete.
What is a "moderate" Muslim? Read here for some fresh insight.
Here is an article which helps explain why we have no choice if we want to maintain our freedom:
Douglas MacKinnon, a former White House and Pentagon official and author of the novel America's Last Days, states:
“According to [a] …recent Pew Center survey, a quarter of younger Muslim-Americans support suicide bombings in some circumstances. That’s right. They support suicide bombings. 25% of Muslim-Americans refused to give an answer when asked if they had a favorable or unfavorable view of Al-Qaeda. 5% of Muslim-Americans said they had a favorable view of the group that attacked the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and tried to attack the White House or Capitol building.
"If we accept the Pew Center’s estimate that there are 2.35 million Muslims in the United States, then 5% of that number would be 117,500 Muslim-Americans who have a favorable view of Al-Qaeda. A number that should not only send chills down our spines, but cries out for eternal vigilance.”
I believe these numbers are very conservative. Many of the majority, but mildly sympathetic "moderates" are likely to turn more hostile to Amerca's ways as the screws tighten as they must.
The Jihadist minority are not radical because they are making things up. They are radical because they believe in their religion. They believe what the Koran teaches. They believe what Muhammad, their prophet, taught. The so-called “moderate Muslims” have no basis for their moderation. The moderates are the apostates. The teachings of their religion belie moderation. They have nowhere to go as Muslims except to believe in the message of their religions’ extremists, because that message represents what their religion truly teaches.
Here is some bit of good news from The Associated Press:
"DENVER (AP) — Negative opinions about Islam are on the rise, Mormons are viewed as Christian but different and Pope Benedict XVI trails his predecessor in popularity, a poll of Americans released Tuesday said.
"The survey of 3,000 adults from Aug. 1-18 was conducted for the Pew Research Center and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
"The number of Americans who say Islam has little or nothing in common with their own religion has spiked to 70 percent in the past two years from 59 percent, the poll found.
Another significant shift has taken place: In 2005, 36 percent of the public said Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence among its believers. That number has risen to 45 percent."
Are Americans gradually waking up? I can only hope so.
As a capper, here is an excellent book worth reading:
"America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It", by Mark Styne as detailed here.
It portrays what will happen to America if we keep our head in the sand about the true nature of Islam. It may already be too late for Europe.