First today, a quick comment as to Sarah Palin. She and others of her ilk are the worse examples of the extreme politics of the right. Must be true, the MSM says so! Yet, look at what she says below and think about it. I repeat! Think about it! Not just on this issue of the Koran, but about everything attributed to the so called radical right by the trash on the left and their propaganda arm, the MSM! When everything is taken into account, this has been the message right from the start! We understand you’re mad but use common sense.
Yes, they have the right to burn a Koran just as the Muslims have the right to build their mosque if so desired. But use some common sense! Show some decency for the feelings of others! Funny how it’s ok to burn our flag, but not ok to burn something in protest to horrible hatred towards us! The message from the right has not been one of hate or whatever one wants to call it. It is a call for the return to our country’s core values, something this clown in the white House and his hand picked leftist advisers are dead set against!
Sarah Palin says on her Facebook page:
“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.
I would hope that Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters will consider the ramifications of their planned book-burning event. It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance. Don’t feed that fire. 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.
Our nation was founded in part by those fleeing religious persecution. Freedom of religion is integral to our charters of liberty. We don’t need to agree with each other on theological matters, but tolerating each other without unnecessarily provoking strife is how we ensure a civil society. In this as in all things, we should remember the Golden Rule. Isn’t that what the Ground Zero mosque debate has been about?”
I for one feel very strongly about the mosque, the Koran burning and for that matter all the other “we should understand” bull being thrown at us on the right. I’m tired of being told the U.S. is evil and deserves the treatment we get from radical Muslims! Yes, they have their rights as do all religious groups! But to tell me I have to have tolerance for a group of people that only want the deaths of anyone who subscribes to the ideals put forward by our founding fathers is disgusting. Bottom line here folks! Radical Muslims attacked us! They have made it quite clear they want to wipe us of the face of the earth just as they do with Israel! As such, it is our duty to fight back! And we can’t expect any help from our boy President Cry-Baby”!
We were attacked! Over 3,000 Americans slaughtered by radicals The answer, whether the weeping willows on the left like it or not is to exterminate them before they do us! Pure and simple.
Finally, I am reposting another of Alan Caruba’s brilliant essays! I actually had tears in my eyes as I read it! This is really what this entire discussion is about! Wake up people! And by the way! Stop apologizing for the U.S.! Personally, I have no tolerance for the religious bigotry being practiced by the radical Muslims! I refuse to apologize for anything including my feelings! The Muslim world owes us an apology!
THEY DESTROYED MY TOWERS
By Alan Caruba
Whenever I drove into New York via the Lincoln Tunnel, I would join the other cars on the long, graceful curve leading to its entrance and, looking to my left, I could see across the Hudson River. At the tip of Manhattan, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center stood as symbols of our economic power.
On occasion, I had dined in Windows on the World, a restaurant located on the 106th and 107th floors of the North Tower and marveled at the panorama of New Jersey on one side, the outer boroughs on the other, and the dazzling view of Manhattan.
Whenever I think about September 11, 2001, I have only one emotion and that is a deep, unrelenting anger that a group of murderous, suicidal Islamists destroyed “my towers.”
They killed some 3,000 people when you factor in the attack on the Pentagon along with the passengers of the four commercial airliners used to perpetrate the destruction.
It is a wonder to me that Americans then and since exercised such restraint, such tolerance that the nation’s small population of Muslims not only did not suffer attacks, but today continue to build mosques for worship.
The effort to build one so close to Ground Zero demonstrates how obtuse and out of touch the political leadership is with mainstream Americans. The odious behavior of New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg is beyond comprehension. The President tipped his hand at a White House dinner held to celebrate Ramadan, backing away slightly the following day enough to deflect criticism.
Those proposing the Ground Zero mosque demonstrate the arrogance and contempt for Americans and for all “unbelievers” that lies at the core of Islam, but American leaders of varying religions have fallen over one another to excuse this exercise in triumphalism.
The Crusades from 1095 to 1291 were an effort to recapture the Judeo-Christian holy land from Muslim conquest. Having invaded Spain in 711, Muslims would rule for seven centuries until driven out of their last stronghold, Grenada, in 1492. In 1683, Muslims were decisively defeated near Vienna. How different Europe would have otherwise been.
Islam is a religion of the sword despite its widespread acceptance. Its barbarity is on display on a daily basis whether killing Christian missionaries in Afghanistan or Israeli civilians, a pregnant mother, her husband and their two children a week ago.
A sane society would have cleared away the rubble of 9/11 and rebuilt the Twin Towers, but Ground Zero, in terms of new structures nine years after the attack, remains barely begun
Al Qaeda and all those who subscribe to its intent to destroy the West, the civilization developed in the West, and the freedoms championed by the West, remain to be defeated, while they continue to threaten India and even Europe once again.
The further we get from 9/11, the dimmer the embers of anger become for those with short memories or no grasp of history.
The irony is that 9/11 reflects the long memories of many Islamists whose religion demands that all lands formerly conquered in the name of Islam be regained and that all people who follow a faith other than Islam be reduced to dhimmi, second-class citizens ruled by Muslims.
The World Trade Center belonged to the world. They were my towers and your towers. They represented a world bound together in trade, a world that set a value on all manner of goods and commodities, a world in which jobs and wealth were being created.
The World Trade Center represented a rational world.
Today, nine years later, the dispatches from the Middle East, from Afghanistan, the Palestinian enclaves, from Pakistan, from Yemen, and from an Iran bent on acquiring nuclear weapons, are filled with news of an irrational, dysfunctional society; an Islamist rat’s nest, still seeking to destroy Israel, and still testing our borders and defenses in order to destroy America.
It is a good day to get angry once more, to resolve that we and the West shall not be defeated.
© Alan Caruba, 2010
Posted by Alan Caruba at 1:42 PM