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When is Discrimination a Good Thing? When You’re Discriminating Between Muslims and Islamists

November 11, 2009

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In the wake of 911, the White House went to great measure to assure the Islamic community that America was not at war with Muslims. To the extent, that it initiated a campaign to entice Muslims to join our military. West Point, along with other service academies and military installations, opened prayer rooms and recruited Imams. Non-Muslim officers and pentagon officials, along with the Bush White House, began celebrating Muslim holidays.

President Obama, on his recent apology tour, announced a “new beginning” with the Muslim world in his Cairo speech. Repairing our relations with the Muslim world was one of Obama’s presidential goals.

Yet here we are today, grieving the loss of our service men and women who were murdered, where they should have been safe. By a man who should have healed them.

And still the politically correct pipers continue to lull us to sleep as political Islam (Islamists) settle into our beds.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Executive Director, Nihad Awad, and Hamas supporter, told Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball, he found it disturbing that Maj. Nidal Hasan’s religion was an issue in reports by the United States’ press.

Awad:“Even if this guy uttered the word “‘Allahu Akbar’ or God is great.”

Matthews injected:

“Right before the shooting.”

Awad: “Yeah, so what?”

Matthews first guest to speak on behalf of the Muslim community was a shinning example of how the Left wraps political Islam in the cloak of religion, thereby insulating America’s enemies from criticism and shielding them any kind of close examination.

Then we have General Casey say: “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

Not only has the Army failed to recognize the diversity within the Muslim community, (the difference between a political Islamist and a Muslim) but in its blind allegiance to follow the code of political correctness it can no longer recognize our enemy–political Islam.

Matthew’s most recent Muslim guest to speak on the Ft. Hood massacre was Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) President, and outspoken critic of political Islam, who warned:

“We have to be careful that political correctness is driving us away from protecting ourselves from the enemy within and from the enemy from abroad. And there is a political ideology that has massed itself within a theology that I love, but we can’t deny. It’s time for Muslims to stop complaining and stop being victims and say you know what, we have to start from within combating. No different from the time of the American Revolution, they determined that there were Christians that were part of the Church of England that were enemies of America and there Christians that believed in a country based on the establishment clause. And based on freedom and liberty that were about what the West was about. And that’s what we really need to start to make that distinction.”

American Muslims, who enjoy the freedom to worship as they please, must also learn to embrace the separation of mosque and state. Lest their freedom, one day be in jeopardy by the same radicals they are too quick to protect.

If our military has any hope of maintaining its “diversity” so cherished by Gen. Casey, it will have to abandon the path of political correctness, and learn how to tell the Islamist enemy from a Muslim soldier.

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12 Comments
  1. November 11, 2009 4:04 pm

    Once again, the Leftist’s natural tendencies to moral indisciminacy and equivalence render him incapable of rational thought. Leftists are so superficial that they actually consider diversity to be a critical characteristic of our armed forces, when actually the only important characteristic should be love of country. At the very least, we should expect our citizen soldiers to love the country they have sworn to protect. But I suppose that’s just a romantic notion anymore. People join the armed forces for many reasons nowadays, not all of them noble or selfless.

    Still, it is very disturbing to consider that at least some of the people in charge of our military are so vision-impaired by political correctness that they are willing to sacrifice innocent Americans on the altar of expediency.

  2. November 11, 2009 4:09 pm

    At the basic level, a Muslim is one who follows Islam. Since according to Islam nonbelievers (of Islam) must be tortured and killed, how can a Muslim really be separated from an Islamist!

    • November 11, 2009 8:25 pm

      Dr. Zuhdi Jasser maintains that it is a Muslim problem, that Muslims need to take responsibility for their faith, and speak out against those who would keep Muslims bound by 13th century law and ideology. I think if we have any hope of combating terror, we have to have their help.

      So far, their leaders have not preached this, instead they have fueled the fire.

    • November 12, 2009 5:20 am

      A Muslim cannot really be seperated from an Islamist. Major Hasan was following the Koran in murdering 13 and wounding (33?).

      As Muslims can conceal an emnity for decades (as the Jews of the 1929 Hebron massacre found out), we’ll never know how sincere their friendship is.

      Oh goodness me! Is someone going to call me a bigot? HORRORS! After 9/11, the greatest amount of hate crimes were done against Jews — not Muslims. It’s good that people know who the real perpetrators of 9/11 are (sarcasm off).

      p.s. As Veteran’s Day was yesterday, I dashed this off for our veterans, The Stars and Stripes Forever. It was arranged by a Jewish pianist and isn’t played much these days.

  3. David Forsmark permalink
    November 11, 2009 4:11 pm

    Discrimination is ALWAYS a good thing. It means you know the difference.

    Bigotry means you don’t know which differences matter, and therefore aren’t intelligently discriminating.

    Prejudice means you pre-judge someone before you can find out about real differences.

    • November 12, 2009 6:02 am

      Knowledge and knowing what one is talking about is a good thing. If Islam preaches violence and subjugation against anyone who doesn’t follow the death cult (and it does), that is a real worry for us kaffirum.

      With the Islamic world being one giant lunatic asylum where Muslims are at war with Jews, Christians, Awali vs Sunni, Sunni vs Shia; etc., one has to regard Islam with much foreboding and suspicion. I’m trying to get the number right, but I think Samuel Huntington said out of the 23 conflicts conflicts in the third world, 21 of them involve Muslims.

      Islam is a creed of death worship (getting to Paradise), violence, racism (black slavery and anti-Semitism), and murder. At the very least it should be banned from the U.S. as this amendment suggests: Pedestrian infidel: a proposed Constitutional amendment to ban Islam.

      Don’t tell me we can’t do this. Didn’t we ban Shintoism in Japan?

      Rabbi Meir Kahane, Zt”l had the right idea in Israel when he proposed kicking the Arabs out of that country. Al Qaida knew the strong, clear voice of Rabbi Kahane was the biggest threat to their organization. That is why they killed him first.

      • F. Swemson permalink
        November 12, 2009 12:47 pm

        David;

        I have to agree with the previous comment by Underzog, so I must therefore ask you:

        Where do you draw the line here ?

        What is it that we can detect or identify in a muslim, that can make us secure in the knowledge that he or she does NOT hold that sharia law takes precedence over our laws and traditions? How can we be sure that any given muslim is not a threat to our country?

        While it’s become a bit of a cliché, the old saying that not all muslims are terrorists, but (virtually) all terrorists are muslims appears to be true, and while there haven’t been many incidents of Islamic fundamentalist terror attacks in the US YET, the evidence we see daily, of the brutality of this so called religion of peace, is hard to dispute, let alone ignore. As to their intentions when they come to this country, they make them very clear. Just look at the way the muslim student groups behave whenever someone who challenges them, like what recently happened when Geert Wilders, was invited to speak at one of our colleges or universities. They don’t want to talk about issues, they ONLY want to kill everyone who dares to question their absurd beliefs. They murdered Theo Van Gogh because of a short video he made about the violence that islam inflicted on their women, they cry out for death sentences for anyone that offends them., and to add insult to injury, they constantly scream out for respect. I think that Pat Condell addresses the issue of Islamic demands for “respect” better than anyone I’ve hard before. Note: If you were impressed by the Pat Condell video that David Horowitz posted on Nov 2nd entitled “Wake Up, America” I think you’ll really love this one

        The threat from these people isn’t new, it’s been with us for many centuries. We know that their ambition is to make the entire world submit to sharia law. Our apologizer in chief doesn’t seem to have a problem with a nuclear Iran, and he’s made it clear that he has no sympathy for our only ally in the area, Israel. If these people are allowed to continue on this path, we’re going to see violence that will make the holocaust look like a bar fight.

        The history of our internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, is generally looked at as a stain on our history, but I can understand why it was done. The American people back then, had just been the victim of an unprovoked attack of massive proportions, by a nation that thought of themselves as being superior to all other races, and therefore entitled to impose their will on anyone they wanted to. We were scared back then, and I can understand why they thought that internment was called for. The Japanese had brutalized some of their neighbors in the Orient before Nov 7th, but they hadn’t been terrorizing the entire civilized world for centuries the way islam has. So how is 9/11 any different from Pearl Harbor in terms of how the American public should react to what happened?

        I’ve seen sufficient evidence to support the idea that a being a muslim is incompatible with being a patriotic and law abiding American, to believe that none of them should be allowed in the USA, & that includes ALL of the “peaceful” ones already here.

        The recent inability of our leaders, both in DC and the military, to call what happened in Ft Hood what it was, an act of Islamic Terrorism proves that we need new leaders. Looking for other motives to explain that attack is an insult to our intelligence. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s a duck. David Horowitz was spot on in the title of his recent blog on the subject when he asked: Why Isn’t Hasan Being Water-Boarded to Find Out Who His Contacts Are? Thank you for saying that David!

        One of the basic foundations of our system of government, is the idea that all Americans have the right to believe in the religion of his or her choice. The basic principals of islam are not compatible with that idea, in fact they believe that it’s not just their right, but indeed their duty to kill all infidels. I don’t care how peaceful some muslims may be, “peaceful” muslims the world over are the only ones who can stop this insanity, but they have yet to even speak up on the issue. Even if they could, there’s little chance that the violence will not return. To me, the religion itself is a disease, and by virtue of our right to defend ourselves, we have the right, in fact the moral and legal obligation to do whatever we can to protect ourselves from this imminent threat, and yes, that includes sending every one of them back where they came from.

        If we did that, and deported all of the illegal immigrants too, we’d be taking a giant leap towards the recreation of the country that our founding fathers envisioned for us. If you think I’m wrong, or if you find my ideas offensive, then tell me so right here, after you watch the following video:

        If this isn’t sufficient to prove to you how severe this threat is to us, then you’re either in denial, or you’re a muslim yourself. I think I’ve heard all of the arguments against what I’m saying here, but if anyone reading this does have hard evidence to the contrary, I’d love to see it.

  4. November 11, 2009 4:56 pm

    Look, we have a president who dares not call it terrorism, who can’t produce the cajones to call a spade a spade and say, right out loud, that Hasan is a religious, Islamic jihadist. Where do we have to place the firecracker or the two-by-four in order to convince someone in the hallowed halls that we are at war, both on foreign soil and domestic soil, and that it’s not going to go away just because we’re afraid of being honest? This is getting old. So are we.

    Love

    Granny

  5. adheeb permalink
    November 12, 2009 5:31 am

    This appears to be making a distinction without a difference. This is exactly why we’re having difficulties … to distinguish between two identical entities is to fall prey to an illusion.

  6. PRCS permalink
    November 12, 2009 8:47 am

    This article exeplifies our nation’s gross ignorance of Islam. Robinson and Jasser would have us believe in their personal fantasy–‘political’ Islam.

    There is no such thing. There is only Islam.

    Jasser’s Qur’an reads the same as Usama bin Laden’s copy, and mine, and every other copy on the planet. He’s merely ignoring those aspects of Islam he finds troubling–like the amputation of thieves’ hands. Robinson is likely just ignorant.

    Islam is not a religion; it is a complete way of life in which there is no separation of mosque and state–where a Muslim’s suggestion to the contrary is to deny the Qur’an, and is an act of blasphemy; with all that accompanies that label in Muslim nations. That complete way of life–as it’s written–is antithetical to democracy and is absolutely incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.

    So, let’s stop the pretense. We have no reliable way to determine when a ‘moderate’ Muslim will get religion and attempt to do what whomever wrote the Qur’an and Sunnah actually intended.

    Based upon what Islam teaches–as it’s written–there is no place for a Muslim in any governmental position requiring an oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution.

    To satisfy the military’s need for middle-eastern language interpreters, hire them as unarmed civilian contractors.

    And despite what Colin Powell thinks, no Muslim kid should ever get the idea that they could become an American president.

    So called ‘moderate’ Muslims are like Catholics who use artificial birth control methods. Neither is in full compliance with the tenets of their respective belief systems.

    Let’s deal with the facts; not fantasy.

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