UNCOMFORTABLE FACTS IN EVIDENCE
July 9, 2007
�The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.� --Bertrand Russell
The United States faces two significant growing threats to national security that are compounded and enabled by the lack of courage and commitment of our leadership.
In the British "Observer" of July 2, 2007, a former terrorist, Hassan Butt, looked at the terrorism problem from experience as an insider.
�I remember how we used to laugh whenever people on TV proclaimed that the cause for Islamic acts of terror like 9/11, the Madrid bombing, and 7/7, was Western foreign policy. What this does is help to draw away any critical examination from the real engine of our violence : Islamic theology.� According to a one time terrorist, the problem of Islamic terrorism is Islamic theology.
�Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all MidEast terrorists are certain to be Muslims. So if Islam produces them, then Islam is the problem. This is the great fact that the world needs to recognize to make any progress in stopping terrorism, which will eventually mean catastrophic destruction of cities including ours.� Gee, I know talk show hosts who have been fired for saying what a former terrorist acknowledges as an empirical axiom.
The Islamic radicals are taught that a reclassification of globe as a Land of War (Dar ul-Harb) actually allows any Muslim to annihilate the five rights every human is supposed granted under Islam. Anything goes in jihad. Treachery, cowardice, attacking civilians are not only allowed, but required.
So-called �moderate Muslims� face a classic �catch-22�. The solution to their dilemma (and ubiquitous bad public relations) is to revise the Koran, but that is not doable given the mandate to interpret the Koran literally. The logical solution (not than anyone is inclined toward logic) is to discredit the philosophy of Islam. However the inherent problem for �peaceful Muslims� is there is no foundation in the Koran for condemning violence.
There are clear and present facts in evidence which contradict opinions and prejudices. Islam as a �peaceful� religion is tainted by obstinate facts. Fourteen centuries of brutal, imperialistic conquering focused on the establishment of a superanational Muslim world order, and obligation to impose Shari�a totalitarianism is a tough nut to ignore�and yet that seems the obligation.
�By refusing to challenge centuries-old theological arguments, the tensions between Islamic theology and the modern world grow larger every day.� Butts said.
If or when anyone dares to introduce facts into the discussion they are immediately attacked as purveyors of �hate speech�. BULLFEATHERS! The Emperor has no clothes�
No, it is not the American way�but it IS for sure the CAIR way. Hassan Butt is right when he says, �if Islam produces them, then Islam is the problem.�
However, the simple logic of the former terrorist is anathema to the politically correct dogma and to myopic policy wonks.
Unable to refute facts that contradict the preconceived, opinion and prejudice, the p.c. carcinogen is censoring purveyors of facts (see �Muzzling Jihad Watch by Robert Spencer.
The obvious collorary to Butt�s axiom is if Islam produces terrorists�it is Islam�s responsibility to fix the problem. But they can�t and won�t. What to do�what to do?
It is not hate speech to repeat words and dogma of a protagonist. It is not hate speech to point out glaring hypocrisy. It is not hate speech to expose purveyors of for real hate speech.
Thomas Fuller once observed, �If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.� Duh!?!?! Likewise, we should not enable evil by restricting the disinfectant quality of sunlight.
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So-called �moderate Muslims� face a classic �catch-22�. The solution to their dilemma (and ubiquitous bad public relations) is to revise the Koran, but that is not doable given the mandate to interpret the Koran literally