In “Durbin is wrong about Muslim rights” in the Daily Caller today, Pamela Geller explains what’s wrong with the PC hearings scheduled by Senator Durbin:
In the wake of Rep. Peter King’s largely toothless hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is now scheduling Senate hearings on “Muslim rights.” According to the Washington Times, Durbin claims that “there has been a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year that demands closer attention.”
The Times also noted that “in 2009, the latest FBI statistics available, anti-Islamic hate crimes accounted for 9.3 percent of the 1,376 religiously motivated hate crimes recorded. That’s far less than the 70.1 percent that were anti-Jewish.”
“Our Constitution protects the free exercise of religion for all Americans,” Durbin said. “During the course of our history, many religions have faced intolerance. It is important for our generation to renew our founding charter’s commitment to religious diversity and to protect the liberties guaranteed by our Bill of Rights.”
But all that is off the real point. Muslims are freer in this country than in any other country in the world, and frankly, no one gives a fig what they worship. The problem arose when thousands were slaughtered in the name of Allah and for the glory of jihad.
We are entitled to our lives, Mr. Durbin. We are entitled to our security, Mr. Durbin. We are entitled to keep our babies safe, Mr. Durbin.
That is all.
Frankly, I might agree with a hearing on “Muslim rights” if it addressed the increasing surrender of secular law to Islamic law, and the assertion of Islamic supremacy over the rights of all others. We need hearings on the Florida circuit court judge who just ruled that a case be decided according to Sharia law. We need hearings on the special rights being afforded Muslims at the expense of everyone else. We need hearings on the Obama Justice Department’s suing a school district for not allowing a Muslim woman to take nearly three weeks off during the school year to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca….