Monday, July 21, 2008

He gets it

From Detroit-based conservative commentator Debbie Schlussel (who is at her best when investigating and writing about Islam), a sampling of letters to the editor of the Wall Street Journal in response to a commentary on Obama Should Embrace His Muslim Heritage:

Here is one from a resident of Bethesda:

It is not irrational to fear Islam when we daily see property being destroyed and people murdered by terrorists, who use Islamic teachings and quote directly from Quranic verses to justify their actions.

Moderate Muslims have not been able to use theology to effectively refute the terrorists. We see the lack of women's rights and lack of freedoms that exist wherever Islam rules. All cultures are not equal and we don't want the Islamic culture introduced into the West. Our ancestors worked too long and too hard for the freedoms that we have, and we don't want to be taken back to a 7th-century misogynistic, totalitarian ideology that cloaks itself within religious doctrine in order to hide its true goal of world domination.

Hooray! When public institutions are carrying water for Muslim organizations, sometimes we feel alone in our struggle. It's heartening to read that other local residents "get it."

1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

I'm running into more and more people who "get it."

We need to become more politically active. For example The United American Committee now has a Virginia Chapter, just recently founded.