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.
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.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".
"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.
You may all go back to sleep now. Zzzzzz.