Happy Eid! LGF has photos from an anti-American, anti-Israel demonstration held by Muslims at the end of Ramadan in Dearborn, Michigan: “US Hands Off Muslim Land,” etc.
But Charles points out that the most arresting image wasn’t carried by Yahoo News; it comes from Getty Images (scroll down to Image #51735520), and depicts a Muslim woman carrying a large sign bearing the face of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Another Khomeini sign is in the background.
This is not a photo from Tehran, but from Michigan, November 12, 2004. I wonder if any onlooker at the demonstration saw the Khomeini sign and remembered those tense days of the hostage-taking, when Khomeini’s regime held 50 Americans for month after month while Dhimmi Carter dithered. I wonder if any of the onlookers knew that Khomeini’s triumph embodied the idea that Islamic law was superior to all other ways to order societies, and must be pressed forward by force. I wonder if anyone there realized that the appearance of these signs in Dearborn, Michigan, exalting this man as a hero, indicated that Khomeini’s vision for society is alive in America today “” and that it is dangerous to assume that all Muslims immediately and unquestioningly accept American pluralism and the idea of a state not governed by religious law. Yet that notion, however tenuous, still cannot be questioned in the mainstream media.