Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Point!

H/T Don Surber

This is a continuation of one of my favorite rants. Don links to The Liberals' War .

Here's a puzzle: Why is it so frequently the case that the people who have the most at stake in the battle against Islamic extremism and the most to lose when Islamism gains--namely, liberals--are typically the most reluctant to fight it?

Don observes:

I can cut to the chase on why this is so. The Blame America First crowd believes that teh enemy of mine enemy is my friend. They did this 35 years ago with the Blank Panthers and were saved by good police work. The Blame America First crowd (which now includes the Pat Buchanan types) can either wake up and join the fight, or someone will wake them up someday with a burqa over their pointy heads.

That's pretty succinct, yet the vast majority of the liberal/left just don't get it. Denial is not all that unusual, I'm afraid.

I rant about this every couple of months, and have for several years. The irony is lost on those who stand to lose their lives. Picking a specific quote for emphasis:

Consider, for instance, QUIT!--Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism--a group that, in its hatred for Israel, curiously fails to notice that Tel Aviv is the only city in the Middle East that annually hosts a gay-pride parade.

Go figure?

[update]

There is another article related to the above.

Head-in-the-Sand Liberals

But my correspondence with liberals has convinced me that liberalism has grown dangerously out of touch with the realities of our world — specifically with what devout Muslims actually believe about the West, about paradise and about the ultimate ascendance of their faith.

On questions of national security, I am now as wary of my fellow liberals as I am of the religious demagogues on the Christian right.

This may seem like frank acquiescence to the charge that "liberals are soft on terrorism." It is, and they are.

A cult of death is forming in the Muslim world — for reasons that are perfectly explicable in terms of the Islamic doctrines of martyrdom and jihad. The truth is that we are not fighting a "war on terror." We are fighting a pestilential theology and a longing for paradise.

This is not to say that we are at war with all Muslims. But we are absolutely at war with those who believe that death in defense of the faith is the highest possible good, that cartoonists should be killed for caricaturing the prophet and that any Muslim who loses his faith should be butchered for apostasy.

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