D. C. Watson reminds all the dhimmis of the West that "truth is not bigotry. Truth is truth."
If you take a bologna sandwich, dress it all up and make it the most appetizing snack you’ve ever created, what do you get? A well-dressed bologna sandwich.
As leading Muslim groups in America and abroad try to doll up Islam into a peaceful, tolerant package, the truth continues to escape. They can’t stop it. While they attempt to divert attention away from it by race baiting, name calling, and harassment, slowly but surely, the masses are being enlightened. Truth is not bigotry. Truth is truth.
On July 26, 2005, the Council on American Islamic Relations (http://www.anti-cair-net.org/) published an article on their website entitled “Poll: Fewer Americans Link Islam to Violence,” with a footnote that reads “CAIR says Muslim anti-terror message is being heard.”
From the column:“The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed the results of a new survey showing that the public's concerns over recent terror bombings do not translate into less favorable opinions of either American Muslims or Islam. The nationwide survey of 2,000 adults by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life also indicates that the number of Americans who believe Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence fell significantly to 36 percent from 44 percent two years ago.”
Comments and statistics in the CAIR column are flawed and incomplete. In the same Pew poll, the favorable opinion of Islam dropped from 40% to 39%, while the unfavorable opinion of Islam rose from 34% to 36% during the same time frame.
The Pew poll results can be accessed here: http://pewforum.org/docs/index.php?DocID=89
As CAIR proclaims that some “Muslim anti-terror” message is being heard, the majority of people around the world, including the United States, continue to have concerns about Islamic extremism in their countries -- as documented in the July 14, 2005 Pew poll.
Their concerns have a perfectly reasonable foundation. This is proven by Muslims who hold prominent positions in the community and yet can control neither their arrogance nor their mouths. They reveal their true desires at every turn.
Ishan Bagby: “Ultimately we (Muslims) can never be full citizens of this country. . .. because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country”
Shamim A. Siddiqi: “To permit Islam to attain its rightful place requires that the ideology of Islam prevail over the mental horizon of the American people.”
Siraj Wahhaj: “I have a vision in America, Muslims owning property all over, Muslim businesses, factories, halal meat, supermarkets, all these buildings owned by Muslims. Can you see the vision, can you see the Newark International Airport and a John Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia having Muslim fleets of planes, Muslim pilots. Can you see our trucks rolling down the highways, Muslim names.”
http://www.danielpipes.org/article/77 (an informative read)
Incidentally, this gem, Siraj Wahhaj, was a scheduled guest speaker at CAIR’s 2005 “American Muslims, Partners for Peace and Justice” Banquet. Politicians, what should this tell you about the people you allow to train our law enforcement personnel on the topic of "Muslim sensitivity"?
There's no need to rely solely on the Pew poll. Other polls contain similar information.
The Globe and Mail: “In your opinion, are Western values fundamentally at odds with those of Islam”? Here are the results: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/polls/pollResults?id=37018&pollid=37018&answerid=&poll=GAMFront&save=_save&show_vote_always=no&hub=Front&subhub=VoteResult
There are peaceful Muslims here and around the world. However, after 1400 years, Islam has not proven to be peaceful.
The ongoing onslaught as of 12/4/2005: 3445 Islamic terrorist attacks have been carried out since 9/11/2001. ***Nota bene: This number excludes the more than 25,300 Muslim attacks on Israel. ***
Sir Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister and Minister of Defense 1940-1945, summed up what he thought of Islam without fear of offending PC sensibilities:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property—Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”
That's from http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=137.
Hear that, Mr. Blair? Mr. Bush? Ms. Pelosi? Mr. and Mrs. Kerry? Ms. McKinney?
The French riots: Muslims injure people and destroy property all throughout France, and all that can be said is that they weren’t integrated properly?
The Denmark riots: Muslims riot over a cartoon of Muhammad?
Jesus Christ gets bashed all the time. He wasn’t a pedophile, caravan raider, or cutthroat like Muhammad, yet people attack Christ and Christianity in Western countries every day. Are Christians rioting in the streets? Would you ultra-enraged Muslims please go find something constructive to do with yourselves?
If you are among the overwhelming majority who appreciate the individual liberties offered and protected by United States Constitution, if you want a future for your children and grandchildren that consists of freedom, security, and prosperity: Thank you, and please keep listening to those who have exposed the radical Islamic agenda inside our nation.
A thousand tiny cuts into a culture can be lethal. At this point, the radical Muslim groups in the U.S. are few in number. Yet while their numbers are small, it is important to be aware sooner rather than later that the activities of these organizations are not in the best interests of the nation.
Anis Shorrosh writes compellingly about “the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020.”
Muslims living in the United States who appreciate freedom and demonstrate their loyalty to the U.S. Constitution should certainly stay. The ones that are loyal only to Islamic law should be shipped back to wherever they came from.
To all of the beautiful, liberated women around the world, can you see yourself being expected to dress in a tent all day every day? Can you see having to ask your husband for permission to step outside your home? Or how about not being able to vote because you are a female? Oh, Islam also has this thing about female genital mutilation that you should know about: http://www.challenging-islam.org/frontpage.htm.
To all of my fellow consumers of alcoholic beverages around the world, can you see yourself never being permitted to enjoy your favorite spirits again? Can you see yourself sitting in an NFL or soccer stadium, or being at a NASCAR race, forbidden to drink a beer or two? Can you imagine no more pubs?
Atheists, can you see yourself being forced to face toward Mecca, praying five times a day to a “supreme being” that you don’t even believe exists?
To all of the youth in the West who jam to Metal, can you see the music you love so much that you break your own bones for it in the Mosh pits taken away from you forever?
To everyone who enjoys freedom of speech, expression and thought: Can you picture yourself speaking out on an issue, being arrested, and then being sentenced to having your tongue sliced off with a razor blade?
Or how about being forced to convert from your faith to Islam, or staying with your faith, but having to pay a special tax (Jizya), and live as a second class citizen (Dhimmi) under Islamic rule?
These are a few examples of what Islamic law brings with it. Until the faith itself undergoes reform, it will not change. How does it sound so far?
Samuel Adams: "The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. It will bring an ever lasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."
This country was founded on a common set of values, which should be followed by anyone who wants to live here. Anyone who migrates to the U.S. and is offended by our national symbols, holidays, free speech, or in general the way we run our country is not only disrespectful, but useless to America as it moves forward -- as are any politicians who coddle them.
Our founding fathers worked to form this nation. Our ancestors worked to build this nation. Our soldiers sacrificed to protect this nation. Islamic migrants who come here and are offended by us can blame the ridicule and scrutiny that they experience only on themselves.
Tolerance goes only so far before it becomes submission. The Arabic word for submission is Islam.