Skip to comments.ISLAM: The Tragedy Continues...
Posted on 08/10/2006 7:18:10 AM PDT by suspects
THE TRAGEDY CONTINUES
One year ago this week, I was fired from my talk radio job by ABC/Disney for saying on the airan in the pages of this newspaperthat Islam is a terrorist organization.
My argument was very simple. Any organization that allows terrorists to operate freely in its name; whose ideology is, rightly or wrongly, used to justify and promote terrorism; and whose membership includes, according to every international poll, hundreds of millions of devotees who support suicide bombingthat organization has a unique problem with terrorism.
Thats what I said. ABC ordered me to apologize for it. They insisted I perform community service as a form of penance for it. I told them I would never apologize for telling the truth, and they fired me.
One year later, Im back on the air and I havent changed a bit.
The problem is, neither has Islam.
One year ago, I reported in horror that approximately one in four British Muslims told pollsters that, if they knew about a terrorist plot targeting their fellow British citizens, they would not report it to the police. Troubling, I said at the time, but not as bad as actually supporting terrorist attacks.
This week, a new poll shows that about one in four British Muslims support suicide bombings, that the 7/7 attacks in London were justified. Nearly half of British Muslims today believe the 9/11 attacks on New York were a conspiracy involving the US government and Israel.
These are Muslims in Britain. Not Baghdad, not Bangladesh, but living in the heart of the modern, Western world.
One year ago, I mocked an anti-terrorism press conference by moderate London imams when the event came to an abrupt, embarrassing end because one imam pointed out that attacks against Jews were, of course, still allowed.
Today, anti-Semitic terrorists fire rockets at Jewish neighborhoods in Israel, and not a single major Muslim leader in the world has condemned them. Hamas receives money from devout Muslims in Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah receives missiles and money from the clerics of Iran.
The leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, even gets a photo-op with the head of the United Nations--in between firing mortars at Israeli schoolchildren.
Kofi Annan had his picture taken with an Islamist terrorist, and he gets to keep his job at the UN. I point out that the guys terrorism is inspired by his faith, and I get fired. Go figure.
In the twelve months since ABC fired me under threats from CAIRthe Council of Angry Islamic Radi er the Council on American-Islamic Relations-- weve seen newspaper cartoonists driven into hiding for drawing pictures of Mohammed. Weve seen western politicians and media outlets pressured into abandoning free speech by threats of violence in the name of Islam. And of course, weve seen terrorist plots uncovered in Toronto and Miami, and Jews gunned down in a Seattle office building.
Weve seen Muslim voters elect terrorists into office in Gaza and Lebanon. Weve even seen pro-Hezbollah protests here in the US, greeted by courageous American politicians like Democratic congressman John Dingell with those rousing words in defense of freedom: I dont take sides for or against Hezbollah.
OK, so its not quite Give me liberty or give me death
The tragedy of Islam is not that all Muslims are terrorists, or that one must support violence in order to be a good Muslim. Such notions are nonsense.
Rather, the tragedy is that, nearly five years after 9/11, Osama bin Laden is still a member in good standing of the Islamic faith. He has not been declared apostate. His theology has not been denounced as heresy. The Koranic verses used to inspire his murder have not been reformed or re-interpreted. His supporters have not been cast out of their local mosques.
The extremist violence in the name of Islam continues. And so does the deafening silence from the wider Muslim world.
Its not enough for the moderate Muslim majority to say I dont agree with Osama, any more than it would be enough for Southern Baptist churches to tell the KKK Hey, you boys have to sit in the back of the church. And be sure to take your hoods off during the prayer.
Islam, like Catholicism and Protestantism and Buddhism and every other ism has a duty to confront evil. To fight it, to oppose with both the force of ideas and, when necessary, the force of arms. Merely clearing ones throat and saying Well, those terrorists arent my kind of Muslim, harrumph isnt enough.
At least, its not enough for me. Until a majority of Muslims agree, the tragedy of Islam will continue for another year.
you can kill all the orcs you want but ya gotta take the ring to mordor to end it permanently. Everything else is just biding time.
That's what the Muslims are doing; confronting the evil Infidels who won't acknowledge Allah as the one God. - tom
Another great read about Islime can be found at yourarmstoisrael.org select "sermon notes" and pull up "The Final End Time Beast". Print and save for future reference.
...sitting on the fence while others die is nothing new for muslims. We've heard all the excuses...their scared,their "speaking out",radical mullahs don't blow themselves up,they might slap the dog snot out of themselves, but so did Curly Howard. Draw a cartoon and they get their burka's twisted, store arms and munitions in a Mosque, and shoot from it...but don't hit it with a bullet. Carry a dead child around for photo opts.....but be afraid when defending your religion
Thanks for the post. Good to hear from MG again, even though it's not over the air.
This is exactly the first mistake the west makes in confronting terrorism. As recently as the 1600s to early 1700s other major world religions were driven in large part by political and territorial ambitions. Western religions moved on, Islam did not. Islam and its adherants are not going to change their point of view and if the west views their "religion" from the same point of view as the beliefs of western religions then the west will fail. This is a war against Islam! Defeat islam and then sort out the "good guys" from the "bad guys". Make no mistake, the majority of Islam thoughout the world either actively or passively supports terrorist efforts.
It is time to bring this one up again. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/696408/posts
Oh, and your picture goes with my tagline.
Outstanding line! Would you mind if I quoted you on this in other discussions?
Anytime. Good examples of appeasement throughout.
I agree. A lot of thinking about Muslims is done from a Christian or Jewish point of view, and the Infidels have trouble grasping what Islam is all about. (subjugating ,converting or killing non-believers in Allah.)
Some of the Muslim leaders will tell the Infidels straight out what their plans of conquest are, but many Infidels try to excuse the Muslim behavior and blame it on other factors.......... It's the religion stupid!! - Tom
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