Islamists prove the Pope right
see "Italian nun is killed in Somali capital" (AP via IHT, 9/17/06) Image from the Times UK website. Caption: Muslims outside Westminster Cathedral, London, added their protest to those around the world (ANDREW PARSONS / PA) A 65-year old nun who was a teacher and medical worker in Somalia was shot in the back 4 times by two Muslim gunmen who were probably "expressing outrage" over the Pope's recent comments about, of all things, the violent nature of Islam. [For those who want to read the text of the Pope's speech, click HERE. The "offensive" bit was presumably the third paragraph.] This murder of Sister Leonella Sgorbati who for the last 4 years has been training nurses in Somalia demonstrates yet again the insanity of the left and their muddle-headed friends on the Senate Armed Services Committee who worry more about world opinion than doing what it takes (short of torture, which I don't condone) to stop the Islamists' explicit desire to destroy the civilized world. Look at the photo above. Those people are not joking. Their signs are not hyperbole. They mean every word. They want us either to be Muslim subjects of Sharia law or else dead. And those people are not in Iran or Somalia...they're in London, aka Londonistan. This is beyond a "clash of civilizations". It is a war for civilization, against pure barbarism, anti-reason, and slavery. The world must stop being so politically correct, apologizing for speaking the truth about the violent and evil nature of Islam. Not all Muslims are violent and evil, and we are particularly fortunate in the US, but my view is that the "moderate" Muslims are simply those who aren't very religious. It's sort of a parallel to my being a not-so-religious Jew. I eat bacon occasionally, and I have eaten milk and meat together, and I do like lobster. Were I to become a religious Jew, the biggest changes people would notice in me would probably be my diet. But when "moderate" Muslims become more religious, the changes involve increasing hatred of everyone who is not Muslim and a willingness to use violence against them. There is not truly "moderate" Islam in the way there is Reform Judaisim or some of the mellower versions of Christianity. There are simply less religious Muslims who, as bin Laden has made clear, the fervent Muslims consider to be the enemy almost as much as I am the enemy. So while we are not in a war against all Muslims, I am becoming convinced that we are in a war against Islam. Thinking that we are in a war against "radical Islam" ignores the overwhelming evidence that that term is redundant. Words have meaning, power, and consequences. Using soft passive language about the enemy causes people to underestimate the risk we face. Islam is a radical, violent, medieval cult (or group of cults). The longer we let the politically correct crowd tell us that we just have to be nicer to people who want us dead, the closer we let them get to cutting our throats.
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