Would anyone complain about a public burning of Mein Kampf? Why, then, are so many distressed about a public condemnation of the single most hateful document in human history? Both Hitler and Muhammad were genocidally anti-Semitic, both wanted to rule the world, both sold their nations on the supremacy of their own tribes. Muhammad's genius (if you can call a genocidal pedophile "smart") -- and Hitler's failure of imagination -- was that the murderous prophet couched his totalitarian and totally-depraved ideology of rape and murder in the garb of "religion," which has given Islam a staying power that no secular system can equal.
And Fox 11 News unintentionally aided the cultural jihad today by hosting two guests -- a progressive rabbi and a conservative legal expert -- who also defended Qur'an. The "rabbi" equated the Florida pastor with Hitler, dredged up the Inquisition and Crusades, and referenced Maimonides as an example of a Jew persecuted by Christians but befriended by Muslims. This is the height of self-destructive moral inversion, historical illiteracy, and tragic irony since Maimonides lamented the severe persecution of Jews carried out by Muslims, the first Crusade was called in response to a desperate plea for help from eastern Christians under siege for centuries by jihad, and the pastor is protesting the ne plus ultra of murderous hatred and intolerance, the source and sustenance of a "religion" commended by Hitler.
Time to cross off another completely nescient politician. What can you expect when even our "experts" on Islam like Daniel Pipes, smart people on the Right like Newt Gingrich, and talk radios' stars like (the guests hosts for) Sean Hannity and Mike Gallagher continue to perpetuate the nonsensical and nonexistent distinction between Islam and "Islamism"? There may be moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate.
Sarah Palin protests against defying tyrants and destroying copies of the inspiration for 9/11:
"Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero"So, building a monument to the slaughter of three thousand innocents is the moral equivalent of destroying copies of the book which inspired, informed, and mandated their murder?
If that's the best we've got, we're doomed.
"It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance," she continued. "Don’t feed that fire."The fire is fed by Qur'an, which contains open-ended, universal commands to use any means necessary -- including violence -- to make the world Islam, mandates death for apostates, and along with Sunnah encourages the murder of anyone who criticizes Islam.
You know, "mean-spirited religious intolerance."
Ms. Palin and the others cowering in the corner pleading, "Don't call Islam violent, or Muslims might kill someone!" are behaving in a very un-American way -- Why is anyone encouraging a free man to self-censor in deference to murderous tyrants, again? What are we, French? (At least they're banning something Islamic.)
"If your ultimate point is to prove that the Christian teachings of mercy, justice, freedom, and equality provide the foundation on which our country stands, then your tactic to prove this point is totally counter-productive."That's a logical fallacy in the first place: Proving someone else intolerant doesn't prove yourself tolerant. In the second, there was a time when Americans considered it a sacred duty to oppose tyranny. And now our media, politicians, and even our military are telling us to compromise our freedom to burn stuff because our enemies might get mad. What's next? Shari'a courts in the U.S.? Polygymy? Jizya? In that case, we're already following the mandates of shari'a, and the jihadists have won.
And as for General Petraeus's argument that burning Qur'ans will endanger our troops? Don't they have guns? Remove your suicidal Rules of Engagement and let the greatest military the world has ever known do its job. Have our warriors bled and died so that Muslims can threaten us into silence?