4 Sep 2008
How does one "include" those who support and swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States, along with those who support and offer their sole loyalty to Islam and to the Holy Law of Islam, the Shari'a, which in spirit and letter contradicts in every important way the spirit and letter of that Constitution? It can't be done. Islam is not merely an alien creed, but an alien and a hostile creed, based on a clear division of the world between Believer and Infidel, and inculcating the notion that Muslims have a central duty to participate, directly or indirectly, in the "struggle" or Jihad to remove all obstacles to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam. Why should such people, who are natural subversives, who must -- if they are to remain true Muslims -- seek to spread Islam and to remove the "obstacle" of the American Constitution -- be invited to, given the time of day at, any political gathering of Americans who do not wish to undo the Constitution, but to preserve it?
4 Sep 2008
McCain and Palin should offer an "inclusive" message. We are, all of us, targets of Islamic violence and intimidation. Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, animists, women, gays have all been victims of Islamic violence.
And Muslims have also been victims of Islam-inspired violence: Sunnis target Shi'a for not being "Muslim enough". Shi'a target Ahmadiyya for the same. Arab Muslims target Black Muslims in Darfur. Iranians, Syrians, and Turks target Kurds.
This is not a recent phenomena, but is a constant element throughout Islamic history, and it is firmly rooted in centuries of Islamic jurisprudence based on the teachings of the holy, holy Qur'an and the ahadith.