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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Islam: The Crux of the Question

Being weary of Islam, is a message that I have pointed to often. In the West, we are tolerant of religions and Islam is one of the largest religions in the world with over 1.6 billion members.

But there is a problem.

And it comes from their Mosques, their Imans, and their religious leaders. Outwardly, Islam is promoted as a religion of peace. Inwardly there appears to be another agenda bent on violence, intolerance, and hate.

Understand this is not an indictment of all who practice the Islamic faith. But Islam has a militant faction that can and should not be ignored. If you look at the FBI website you will see the greatest majority of terrorists wanted are from the Mideast and they are Islamic. Today in the news an interview with an Iman in a British Mosque praises the London subway bombings.

Yet politically we tread lightly, our government will not make a statement against Islam, we will not profile Islamic practitioners as possible terrorists, nor will we condemn those that practice Sharia law.

But at some point, for our own survival we need to take issue with the Islamic clerics that issues decrees either quietly, or loudly for our destruction. How long can we tolerate religious leaders promoting violence?

If we do not change our perceptions of the dangers of militant Islam, we will truly lose the war against terrorism.


At 10:34 AM, Blogger Monkey Migraine said...

Pat Roberts called for the assassination of a foreign leader. Christian groups call for the death of abortion doctors. Does that mean we should call Christiandom evil? All religions have fanatical branches, but we can't judge the entire religion based on a few individuals.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Charlie said...

Hi Bob I read the same article and the duplicity of these people is very worrying, perceptions are changing though and the realisation that Islam is not just a religion but also an ism or a political force and as such will have to accept more criticism. 87% of UK public think Muslims grossly overreacted to the cartoon publication. There are more than 400 Islamic associations in UK with 2000 mosques a sizable political infrastructure, I predict turbulent times ahead.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Thank you for your comment. I agree that Pat Robertson was out of line in calling for the assassination of Chavez. I have written about it here. And there are fringe groups that do abortion clinic bombings but the instances of the bombings are infrequent.

The problem is Islamic terrorism is not just a few individuals. Iran, a Islam theocracy just yeseterday called for the removal of Israel.

Islamic terrorists groups are large factions with flags, symbols, videos, funds, weapons and a determination to destroy us. Many of these organized factions work directly out of mosques and are directed by religious leaders.

A comparison to Pat Robertson pales in comparison as do the abortion bombers.

There is no mistake on their part that they are at war with the United States. Our mistake is not understanding their threat.

At 7:41 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Islamic terrorists have carried out more than 4,224 deadly attacks since 9/11.


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