Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 56 - It is the second Sunday in Lent. The title of today’s cantata is “Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen” (I will gladly carry the Cross). The performance fea...
Friday, July 3, 2009
July 4, 2009 . . . In this, the Thirtieth Year of Our War against the Enemies that Seek to Destroy Us:
Has Islam Really Been "Battered and Bruised?"
Is Mohammed's dream of forcing his sick vision--his ideology of pure evil--on the entire world, "Battered and bruised?"
This last phrase comes from FREEDOM vs. TOLERANCE by Leslie Sacks
at FaithFreedom.org, where "radical" Islam is still characterized as remaining a "ferocious opponent."
The entire quote goes, "Radical Islam, while battered and bruised, remains a ferocious opponent, the advocates of Shariah law a dangerous fifth column."
Leslie Sacks goes on to say:
In the Muslim world, Radical Islam is encroaching on a dysfunctional and nuclear-armed state in Pakistan. It is resurgent in Afghanistan, awaiting our precipitous withdrawal from Iraq, and posing as the harbingers of a new, Judenrein regional order by way of the theocrats in Iran.
Here in the West – the primary concern, unabashedly, of those of us gathered here tonight [at a Geert Wilders event] – the threat is just as real, if not as immediate. The reach of Shariah extends even further into both the de facto and de jure reaches of North America and Europe, welcomed with all-too-open arms by the multi-culturalists and relativists who dominate our intellectual classes — and even some Western governments.
As a result, beheadings, honor killings, draconian restrictions on women, even absurd aversions to pork — all are on the up-and-up. As for the victories of radical Islam in suppressing our precious freedoms of expression and of conscience, our civilization’s comparative advantage in inquiry and truth-telling…well, I will leave such things to the experts.
From where does this insidious commonality derive, between the extreme left and the fascist Jihadist movements like Hamas and Hezbollah? What are the origins of this red-green alliance?
Perhaps it is the fact that these coalescing extremes share one special ideological tenet – that of the certainty of their paths and their righteousness, and thus the obligation to impose these beliefs on society, removing choice – and ultimately the basis of freedom -- from the imperfect masses. From the rest of us.
Be that as it may. What about the "Battered and Bruised" Islam as it affects us immediately--here in the U.S.?
Well, we've got us a "President" with doubtful antecedents--to say the least! Born, only his deceased mother knew where, of a Moslem father--which makes him a Moslem under their law--professing to be a "Christian" now, but in a black Afrocentric church whose "Christianity" is reserved for African blacks, with a White-American-hating preacher at its head.
A "President of all the World" as he appears to want to be adored as, as much of the world's Moslems as that of Americans, this is the leader of the "Free world" today.
It Was Never "Easy!"
From the time the Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress and sent to the printer on July 4, 1776 until the Revolutionary War of the American Colonies versus the British crown was over on September 3, 1783 with the signing of the peace treaty of Paris seven long years had passed. http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/revwartimeline.htm
And that was a war of the American, former British, colonies against their own mother country.
The Present War is a Longer War
We can set the date of its official launch by our enemies on the day the American embassy in Tehran was attacked and taken over by hostile Islamic militants in 1979. Thirty years have passed since then. But, we are fighting the entire world that is dominated by Islam. Only "Radical Islam," you say? How many Moslems in the world are violently opposed to seeing the non-Islamic world adopt Islam and Sharia?
Let Any and All American Governments Remember:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
[color emphasis mine. lw]