Have you noticed the occasional “coexist” bumper stickers on the back end of cars? Have you noticed that such stickers are likely to be right next to one of these:
That’s right, the “coexist” message goes hand in hand with Obama’s message of unlimited tolerance toward the intolerant.
Of the seven world religions and world views depicted, which one is different from all others in one key area, especially?
Right! Islam. In what key area? Tolerance. Or rather, intolerance. Islam’s orthodox doctrine as chronicled in the three major Islamic “holy books” demands intolerance toward the kafir, the infidel, aka the non-Muslim, and the apostate Muslim. The characterization of “apostate” Muslim is used quite broadly to include the belief or behavior of any Muslim who does not abide by the strict Muhammadan orthodox doctrines, including the practice of intolerance toward non-Muslims (except, of course, when it is necessary to deceive the infidel to further Islam – the practice of the taqiyya doctrine.)
But in their use of the vaunted “coexist” mantra, the leftists pretend that Islam is like any other religion, embracing all, loving all, yadayada. They are a combination of ignorant of Islam, ignorant of the other faiths, and indifferent toward any moral or religious principles or doctrine.
These individuals aim their message at the wrong audience. It is not those who understand Islam that this message should be directed. It is to the Muslims. But here is the rub. The non-Muslims react to this message by feeling guilty for not coexisting, and cowering at the inference that we are not willing to coexist and accept everyone as equally willing to coexist. The Muslims, on the other hand, love the demand to coexist being directed toward the kafir and infidel. Their agenda of intolerance and supremacism can continue unabated and undiscovered.
One of our few leaders who recognize this cognitive dissonance is Alan West who nailed it with one of my favorite quotes:
“When tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide.”