Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Senator Barack Obama - AIPAC Policy Conference June 4, 2008

"Before I begin I also want to mention that I know some have been receiving provocative emails that have been circulated throughout the Jewish communities across the country and a few of you may have gotten them. They’re filled with tall-tales and dire warnings about a certain candidate for President and all I want to say is let me know if you see this guy named Barack Obama because he sounds pretty scary."

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Is it "religious fundamentalism" in general?

The following comment is based on Robert Spencer's "13 Myths  About Jihad".

Islam came around 600 years after the birth of Jesus. It was the Muslims who conquered the holy land in an imperial conquest.

The common myth of course is that the world's problem is "religious fundamentalism" in general, not Islamic jihad in particular.

The fact is that Islamists commit violent acts in the name of Islam THE WORLD OVER. Fundamentalists from no other religious tradition have organized into violent groups worldwide. That is because violence and violent imperialism is "fundamental" to the teachings of Islam in a way and to an extent that is not true of ANY other religion.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

"Moderate Muslims"

I think this thesis was originally offered on Tundra Tabloids.

I know this isn't the original verbiage, but the thesis is basically the same.

The Islamic religion in its purest (political) form is totalitarian in nature and therefore anti-democratic. We speak about the meaning of the word "moderate" in relation to Islam and find it as something no longer holding any meaning. The reason for this is simple: many so-called "moderates" have been praised in the west, only later being found to have been supporting jihad (whether by peaceful or violent means) against non-Muslims from the very beginning.

The Muslims we look to with hope are the "modernists", who truly believe in liberal democracy such that Islam should be a matter of personal faith, not politics. And above all, our modernist Muslim allies fully realize that Sharia has no place as a system of government in a modern industrial, democratic nation.

Those who refuse to condemn (restrict) sharia (Islamic law) as being incompatible with modern day society, are the Muslims we take issue with. It is these Muslims who present a clear and present danger to our American republic.