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Monday, March 7, 2011
Islam: The white elephant in the national security debate
The Republican controlled House of Representatives and the Democratic White House are locking horns over the so-called radicalization of Muslims in the United States. Both are trying to delicately walk the thin line between religion and national security, but both are falling on opposite sides. The White House and Democrats in Congress want to ensure that a minority religion is not singled out and blamed for the hatred many Muslims express for Jews and Christians and the terrorist acts that are perpetrated almost exclusively by Muslims. Congressional Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are about to hold hearings on how Muslims are turning into home-grown terrorists at an alarming rate.
It is no surprise that Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, is coming to the rescue of his kind. He told CNN that everyone is concerned about the breadth of Islamic extremism in the United States. Of course, there is always the three letter word "But" following. Ellison said, "To say we're going to investigate...a religious minority, and a particular one, I think is the wrong course of action to take." The White House sent deputy national security advisor Denis McDonough to a mosque-sponsored interfaith forum and took the Rodney King approach--why can't we all just get along. McDonough said "We are all Americans" and stressed the need for tolerance. This ignores the obvious.
It is good that the politicians are having a national debate on this issue. It is bad that they all want to whitewash the problem. Peaceful Muslims have to recognize that their "religion" is responsible for most of the man-incurred death and destruction of human beings worldwide. When there is child sex trafficking, slavery, drug dealing, human rights violations, and war, Islam is usually at the root of it these days. Wherever Jews are persecuted and killed or held up for hate and ridicule, Islam is usually the offending party. And any reasonable person would find it difficult to recount when a Muslim was not behind a terrorist attack in recent history. Nobody wants to say that America is at war with Islam.
Islam, however, is the first to say it is at war with the "Great Satan" America. And if it was not about "religion" all the clerics and muftas and ayatollahs would be demanding an end to the violence. They don't. The white elephant in these hearings is the very fact that Islam is using religion to perpetrate terrorism. The case should be made that Islam is a political system rather than a legitimate religion. Islam should be considered a national security risk so long as its Koran commands Muslims to kill Jews and Christians--isn't that singling out particular religions, Mr. Ellison? Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." Mohammed certainly is one of those false prophets and deceivers.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry