The Muslim Brotherhood took over Egypt and is calling for USA to censor any criticism of Islam. Listen to Yussuf Qaradawi, the leading cleric of the Brotherhood as he addressed the massive protest crowd in Cairo, "We say to the US: You must take a strong stance and try to confront this extremism like the Europeans do. This [anti-Islamic film] is not art. It has nothing to do with freedom of speech. This is nothing but curses and insults. Does the freedom to curse and insult constitute freedom of speech?" Interestingly enough, there were no curse words in the film except those from Muslims. Just facts about Muhammad’s yen for wives (Youngest was 6 years old). Is that insulting to a Muslim?
Both the actions of the Egyptian prosecution and Qaradawi's sermon prove incontrovertibly that the two policies the US has adopted since September 11, 2001, to contend with Muslim hatred for the US have failed. The Bush policy of supporting the democratization of Muslim societies has failed. And the appeasement policy adopted by Obama has also failed.
Moreover, the Brotherhood has issued a fatwa, a kill-on-sight order for the producer of the film. Ashoush, cleric who wrote the fatwa stated, "Those bastards who did this film are belligerent disbelievers. I issue a fatwa and call on the Muslim youth in America and Europe to do this duty, which is to kill the director, the producer and the actors and everyone who helped and promoted the film. So, hurry, hurry, O Muslim youth in America and Europe, and teach those filthy lowly ones a lesson that all the monkeys and pigs in America and Europe will understand. May Allah guide you and grant you success."
Just between you and I, I think it’s about time we recognize that the reason for Islamic radicalism IS Islam. Bush operated under the bad assumption that Muslims riot and kill because they don’t have representative government. Once they have democracy, they would stop calling for death to the West. It didn’t work. Islam calls for death to the West. Obama thinks they hate because America has acted badly and insulted them in the past. Hence his insistence that an obscure movie was at fault. But any 5th grader could see that the movie, who no one seems to have seen [you think those guys rioting, own computers, watch YouTube and have seen the video?] was just an excuse. Barack, are you smarter than a 5th grader?
The Quran demands submission to Islam by brute force or otherwise. Speech against the religion isn’t tolerated. The riots against USA took place in 20 countries--Al Qaeda wasn’t there at every location. America represents Christianity, unlike the blasé attitude Europeans take of religion. USA is the enemy. It’s not just Al Qaeda that wants us dead. It’s the Islam, Stupid.
“Cut off their heads and cut off their fingers.” “Kill the infidels wherever you find them.” (Infidels=’unfaithful’= any faith which shares in divine scripture but doesn’t submit to Allah=Christians and Jews) ¾ of the passages of the Quran deal with violent technique in conquering the world for Allah. Jihad. Holy War. It can also take place by deceptive talk as well as by the sword. The Arabic word for “war” also means “deception”. Lying is no big deal. Neither is killing. Neither is stealing what belonged to infidels. Does this seem like a creed diabolically opposed to the 10 commandments to you?
And it is totally opposed to the United States. Islam could live with Europe [for a time], so long as they submit to Islam. But America’s founding principle is Judeo-Christian: God seeks a relationship with each person. Who then am I to interfere with God and your walk with Him? Thus we are founded on the bedrock that the Creator has given us unalienable rights, liberty of our faith chief among them. Free speech expression of beliefs a close corollary. Islam and America are directly opposed.
I don’t know if this means we shut down the embassies and take their declarations of war at face value. But it wouldn’t be far wrong. Just keep the modern equivalent of Stephen Decatur at ready. Semper Peratus. Semper Fidelus.