I believe deeply in freedom of religion, and though I may be in the minority on this as a religious man myself, I have never felt the need or desire to proselytize. I’ve always been happy to discuss religion with someone if they ask but other than that I feel its a private topic. And I’ve never felt hatred or disappointment toward others who have different religious tendencies or affiliations than myself. I particularly never understood the “troubles”, as they were euphemistically called in Ireland either, though I absolutely understood historically how they came about. Those troubles might have started for purely religious reasons but by the 1970’s and 1980’s why in the world did anyone still care about what someone else, let alone an entire population believed? Ignoring the fact that the “troubles” really weren’t about religion at that point.
Which brings me to the “peaceful” Muslims of the world. While I’m certainly under no miscomprehension that other religions haven’t visited their own ills upon the world, of all of the worlds religions Islam is perhaps the one that most propagates violence by its adherents. Though President Obama spares no effort to remind us of how peaceful the Muslim world is, the rest of the world knows better. There may be few things in life that are certain, but it’s completely predictable that Islamic adherents the world over will erupt into frothing mayhem whenever someone disparages Islam. Such has been the case recently when a privately produced filmed titled the innocence of Muslims was posted to YouTube. The riots, murder and property destruction are still on going, but it’s about to erupt anew as a French Newspaper printed Muhammad cartoons this morning prompting France to close some 20 embassys until the violence subsides.
President Obama’s reaction to the murder of the our Diplomat and personnel in Libya, and attacks on our embassies in Egypt and other countries was to condemn the free expression of thought here at home. Instead of condemning the violence, and a religion and those that perpetrate it, President Obama instead blames the victims. Does President Obama also blame rape victims as well?
Its long past time that a spade is called a spade. Islam is a violent religion. If all it takes is to post a cartoon of Muhammad to be published, or to talk about the violence perpetrated by Muslims around the world to cause a fresh wave of violence and murder then we need to seriously look at why that is. There may be millions of peaceful Muslims, but that isn’t the issue at hand. When there are millions of Muslims that are violent and when a majority of the world’s violence is occurring in and around those countries where Islam is most prevalent how can you look at that and not see the correlations?
Michelle Obama might believe the greatest threat to our national security is obesity but the more sane of us know it’s Islam and fanatical Muslims.
Remember the Arab Spring? The Arab Spring that is beginning to look like radical Islamists might soon be taking on larger roles in Egypt, Libya (and), and perhaps Tunisia. The same Arab Spring that caused massive destabilization in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia? Well, that Arab Spring might look like a side show in the coming weeks as the Palestinian Authority takes to the United Nations to seek unilateral statehood. The United States is in a political bind as the Obama Administration has already endorsed statehood based on the 1967 boundaries and is running smack into the issue of that policy’s unpopularity here in the U.S. and how it affects the Democrat chance of retaining the Jewish vote in 2012. Obama and the Democrats can not lose the Jewish vote under any circumstance, so what are they to do? Strong arm the Palestinian Authority into retreat of course.
Except the PA isn’t retreating and the U.S. has had to issue veiled threats that it will use it’s U.N. veto power to stop the U.N. from taking any action beyond issuing statements of support. Saudi Arabia has stated there will be strong repercussions if the U.S. does stand in the way. You can rest assured that virtually every other Arab nation will stand with Saudi Arabia in condemning the United States. And we can rest assured that there will be massive unrest throughout a region already destabilized, directed squarely at the U.S. and at the Middle-East’s governments that are close to us. A veto by the U.S. will be a defining moment used by every radical Islamic group to recruit and effect political change in countries we rely on as strategic allies. It’ll be a long-term disaster and could lead to a new level of terrorist activity.
And every bit of it because the Obama administration’s bungling of America’s foreign policy. Amateur hour in the White House will cost us much more blood, tears, and treasure in the years to come.