“That they’ll now read from the Quran at a national political convention “” that shows we have come a long way in this country,” he says.
“That I’m here “” that shows it, too.” — Former accused jihadist spy and DNC delegate James Yee, in this article
Print that out.
Then put that in your neighbor’s pipe and have him smoke it. But not before you have made sure that he reads a little. Sura 9 will do. The tale of little Aisha will do. The hadith about killing Jews will do. All three would be good. And, in a spirit of self-promotion, I will recommend my own “Islam For Infidels” that can be found online here, and printed out.
Explain to that friend, that relative, that colleague, or that person you meet on the subway or in the checkout line, that if he — or she — will only begin to read a little, only begin to find out a little, only begin to unstop his ears and uncover his eyes, things seen as if through a glass darkly will be made plain. He can go to the websites that deal with such matters, such as this one, and the less partisan those websites are, the better. Or he can go to the websites run by the unfoolable and relentless ex-Muslims, such as www.answering-islam.org or www.faithfreedom.org.
He simply has to be encouraged to discover that what so many have convinced themselves, without evidence, simply must be, and has to be (because if it isn’t then the whole situation becomes too painful, too worrisome, too but-what-can-we-possibly-do-about-it because of the dismal quality, the ignorance, lack of intelligence, and lack of imagination of our taking-a-leadership-role boys, our so-called “leaders,” right left and center), is false.
Does anyone in his right mind think that Yee’s notion of serving “God and country” is what he wants us to take it to mean, as he practices the usual taqiyya, about a different god, and a very different country? If he is a pious Muslims, as to all appearances he seems to be, then it is reasonable to surmise that he would like a country where there are no obstacles to the spread, and dominance, of Islam. And that means he is willing to use, for now, the constitutionally-enshrined rights of individuals, but would throw them out in a minute once they were no longer needed to assure the triumph of Islam — for they offend, in letter and spirit, against the Shari’a, against Islam.
No one in his right mind, who has been paying attention, should or will think that Yee’s notion of serving “God and country” is actually anything close to what he wants us to take it to mean.
So why was he seen fit to be selected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention? Did no one among his fellow delegates think even for a second that this may be inappropriate, unwise, dangerous? And what’s more, did no one in the business of accepting his credentials try to head off this disaster? Think of the cameras focusing on the “revert” James Yee, who has not been cleared, even if he has not been convicted, of doubtful doings down Guantanamo way. Read carefully the remark of Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, in dismissing the charges against him: he cited “national security concerns that would arise from the release of the evidence” if the case against Yee continued.
What do those bigshots in the Democratic Party take Yee, that convert to Islam, for?
And do they think that such a cavalier attitude toward Muslims who are not Muslims-for-identification-purposes-only, but rather the Deep Believers, the converts, will mean to Americans? The converts are often much more fanatical than those who have simply been born, through no fault of their own, into Islam — especially one such as the former military chaplain Yee. This hardly inspires confidence on the part of those who would like some assurances that, at long last, after the sentimental messianism and the Iftar dinner and the Religion of Peace business in which Bush, Rice, and Karen Hughes all wallowed, we will be getting sober realists, and not simply those who will substitute one kind of idiocy for another, even more dangerous, kind.
What do they take us for?