Sunday, April 6, 2008

Moderate Islam (and other oxymorons)

Newt Gingrich is spot on in the video below discussing the war on terror and the fight against (redundancy alert) "radical Islam". Newt starts off here by stating, "There are thousands of people across this planet who get up every morning actively seeking to destroy the United States." (video spoiler alert) No, he is not talking about Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, or any of the other democrats this statement had me assume.

Newt's sobering message is that we are sleep walking and that our "political system will not react until we lose a city." He states, "It's very hard for secular elites to understand this. Religiously driven people do things that don't calculate in nice academic faculty surroundings, and they don't calculate at the State Department, and they don't calculate in a rational way in most of our beauracracies."

You're putting it mildly Mr. Gingrich. It doesn't calculate because they are too busy worrying about not offending our enemies and trying to be PC. Talk about the typical secular elitists, nutjob Ted Turner goes so far as to assign moral equivalence to the Iraqi insurgents, calling them "patriots". Remember Bill Maher stating this, "We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building? Say what you want about it, it's not cowardly."

Hmmmm. This degree of idiocy would be funny if not for the sad fact that this type of "Cindy Sheehan" mentality is not fringe anymore, but has become part of the mainstream left.

Here's Newt:


This entire post is not all doom and gloom, for the good news is this: Muslims Leaving Islam in Droves (via: RIGHTWINGSPARKLE)

From correspondents in Rome:
ITALIAN editor and critic of Islamic extremism Magdi Allam, who converted to Catholicism from Islam and was baptised by Pope Benedict XVI, today branded his former faith as intrinsically violent.
"I had to do this (abandon Islam)", Allam wrote in a long letter to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

"Beyond ... the phenomenon of extremists and Islamist terrorism at the global level, the root of evil is inherent to a physiologically violent and historically conflictual Islam," wrote the Egyptian-born journalist, who says he has received death threats and is under police protection.
Gee Magdi, you don't seem to be drawing a moral equivalence between the message of "death to the infidels" and the message to "love thy neighbor".

You may all go back to sleep now. Zzzzzz.

2 comments:

The Shang said...

Newt says it very well while Pelosi is telling Patreus what NOT to say at the Congressional Hearings next week. Go figure.

Monkeydarts said...

Along these lines, Attorney General Mukasey told an audience 10days ago that nothing in his long career prepared him for what he sees in the daily intelligence briefing. "It is way beyond, way beyond anything that I knew or believed. So, if I was picked for the level of my knowledge of what I actually see, that was a massive piece of false advertising. There's a lot going on out there."

We are slumbering now. The alarm clock will be very loud and very nasty.
http://www2.nysun.com/article/73772

I posted a tiny bit about the UK airplane bomber trial ongoing the other day. The transcripts from their suicide videos make your skin crawl.