Saturday, August 26, 2006

Making the world safe for Sharia - part two

offered a lengthy post here on the first installment of Diana West's two part speculative piece What President Bush should say to us.

In Part Two she offers some further details that are of note.

At home, the line of defense is clear. It is our border. My new strategy calls on us to think of our border as more than just a line on a map. We need to see the border as a cultural line also, a defining line of freedom against proponents of Shariah, which, I cannot emphasize enough, poses a direct threat to our founding principles of liberty and equality. It is that simple. There is a crucial military component to the anti-Shariah defensive, which I will outline momentarily. But without taking civil precautions at the border, even a decisive military victory abroad could be nullified by non-violent means at home. [emphasis added]

The first element is easy to support. Multiculturalism as a corollary of Political Correctness has created an atmosphere of moral equivalence that continues to turn our melting pot into mush. Integration and assimilation are not dirty words. Does anyone doubt there will be time in the forseeable future when a city council (Dearborn, MI - maybe) will try to openly implement elements of Sharia Law?

Accordingly, I have directed our military to formulate a plan to redeploy American troops from Iraq's cities, where they have been operating at great risk to attain stability for the Iraqi government, to bases in the north. From there, they may assist as needed in our mission to neutralize the terrorism — and Shariah — exporting capabilities of freedom's enemies in the region. These would include nuke-seeking Iran and Syria, without whose support Hezbollah would not exist, and Saudi Arabia, from whose coffers comes global jihad.
Read Part Two here.

The second element is trickier in that there is a step left out. The Iraqi Government must be as stable as possible THEN doing as she suggests makes sense. If they move to direct Sharia law AND support terrorism then we deal with that then. It's simply still to early to place Iraq (and Afghanistan) in the same camp with Iran, Syria, and the others.

[update] My take on the Powerline post differs in one major area.

However, before supporting a blanket ban on immigration from particular states, I'd want to see better evidence that this country faces the prospect Diana describes.

Mirengoff seems to not have noticed the already parallel cultural pathways engendered by the influx of our neighbors from the south. There are areas of this country that are becoming more like Quebec. True, there is no 'Quebec' as such, but there are places where speaking Spanish is more important that speaking English. We do not need to look to Europe to foretell our future.

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