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Islam vs. the West

Submitted by realist, Oct 3, 2009 22:06

I am a new reader of this website, but Mr. Emerson in this piece seems to underestimate the threat of Islam to our Nation, it's values and way of life.

The problem is not just radical Islam, and it's terror-prone avatars: it is Islam as practiced anywhere in the world. Islam is simply incompatible with Western civilization. There there may be moderate Moslems, but there is no moderate Islam. Routinely proscribed or inhibited in Moslem countries is free speech, Christianity and rule of law, without which ingredients you will not create or sustain a society consistent with America's founding principles.

George Orwell wrote of the propensity of people to refuse to see what is in front of their faces. What is is front of our faces it the greatest threat to the existence of our way of life that we have ever been confronted with--and it is not just from bombers and other militants.

Our leadership class continues to refuse to confront (or even name) the problem.


The forewarned should be forearmed

Submitted by Descans, Aug 4, 2009 14:45

As usual, Emerson speaks the truth. Denial of the problem won't make it go away. Covering up the problem won't make it go away. Islamic deception of others and self-deception about the problem won't make it go away. Confronting it honestly and forthrightly will make it go away. That is the only thing that WILL make it go away. Anyone who does not see that does not honor the truth of what it means to be a human being. Such people are unworthy to lead others, for they lead others toward a precipice of destruction.


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