Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Silencing the Dissenters

I am interested in reading, learning, and finally writing with concrete examples of how the encroachment of an Islamic state is a real threat to the American way of life. I clearly see not only that the currently undisturbed, politically correct masses believe that Islam is a religion of peace, but also, that anyone who speaks against it is thought a bigot. I do not condemn any individual practitioner of the religion; however, I do not believe that Islam is a religion of peace. I do think that the liberal leanings of our progressive nation are blinding the general public to the real threat.

Behavior such as marching, picketing, parading, proselytizing, gathering, letter writing, campaigning for a cause, and shouting slogans, is protected by the constitution. Using the shield of these protections in order to make violent threats, suppress criticism, or obtain submission is not.

Most of our country is so busy bending over backwards to meet the multicultural ethos we have been shamed into accepting (by virtue of our good fortune of having been born in this country), that we must be welcoming to everyone and everything, that we are losing sight of why and how we have the luxury to welcome everything and everybody: the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Protecting an ideology that encourages violent reprisals to those who question or disagree with that ideology is madness which will lead only to destruction of those American ideals and the very way of life we think we are perpetuating.

I understand that the hierarchy in the Muslim religion is not as well-defined or direct as that in the Catholic, or other Christian churches. Even this lack of leadership is no reason for the lack of outrage and condemnation by Muslims at the horrendous actions perpetuated under the name of Islam. There are so few outspoken ex-Muslims who do decry these actions, that we can name them! Until Muslims make a stand against their fanatic brethren, and the average American understands the difference between freedom of speech and threats, I see the spread of Islam as a danger to the western world.

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